Despite their short amount of time in the home, the Fitzgeralds left a lasting impact on the city. When the house was scheduled to be demolished in 1986, the McPhillips, the future founders of the museum, purchased the home and later donated it as the Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum.
Today, the museum preserves and continues the legacy of the Fitzgeralds by supporting the fine arts through literature prizes, book launches, dance lessons, and more. The museum is open to the public for a $5 entry fee which gives the viewer access to first-edition books, family photos, personal possessions, and original artwork by Zelda. For avid fans of the writers, the second story of the home is available to rent as two Airbnb’s, aptly named the Zelda and Scott Suites. Whether staying in the Zelda Suite or stopping by for a quick tour, the Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum transports you to lives of two of Alabama’s most famous residents.