I wasn't quite sure if I wanted to venture to see this even though the book "The Great Gatsby" was one of my first favorite literatures I had read at a very early age. Probably too young at the time, but I was very mature for my age. It turned out to be a very interesting visit and the curator Mr. Michael McCreedy was informative and helpful in educating me with the lives of the Fitzgerald's. The one thing that I really enjoyed was reading the actual handwriting of Zelda to F.Scott. And not knowing what a wonderful artist she was too as well as being a wonderful writer.
No admission fees, but donations are accepted.
Directions: Exit I-85 right onto Curry then left onto Arba and then right onto Decatur then left onto Carter Hill road and then turn left right onto Dunbar.
It is located among the residents since this was The Fitzgerald home for one year. Now it is a landmark.
This is a wonderful little place to visit if it is for a drink at night or dinner. The folks here were so hospitable and so wonderful to talk too. I just wondered in because some loyal Hank Williams Fans said this was the last place he sang in just before he died. There is even a wonderful mural painted from the 1940's period on the wall too in the bar area. I went there during the day because I am not keen in venturing out too much at night. So stop by for a chat, drink of coke and checkout the mural even.
129 Montgomery Street
Mon - Friday
11am - 2pm
Hank Williams Statue is located in a wonderful park with a very relaxing fountain. I found it refreshing to sit and relax under some of the wonderful shade trees it has. It is located right across the City Auditorium where they had his funeral. Exit off from I-85 west onto South St turn left and then left onto Perry St
I heard about his resting place being in a very lovely cemetery and that most Hank Williams fan usually makes a pilgrimage here, so it got the best of my curiosity. Well, I ventured out to see why and to my amazement to find a huge fan named Dan that was singing away with his guitar some old Hank Williams songs. He was very good by the way and obviously a very loyal fan.
You can contact the Hank Williams Museum for more information.
Directions: From the Statue go to the 2nd light turn right on Jefferson St pass Montgomery Police Station see Oakwood Cemetry Annex-1304 on left continue on Wetumpk Road until you see Hank Williams marble momument last entrance go to top of hill turn right at fork.
Pay a visit to the F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald museum. She was from the Sayre family of Montgomery, one of the most prominent and "respectable" in the city. Zelda and Scott stayed here for a year, in between crack-ups and breakdowns. The museum is located in a quiet residential neighborhood, in part of the house in which they lived. It's where Fitzgerald wrote most of "Tender is the Night."
A lot of travelers just focus on the city, and I can't blame them, I love big cities! But the country side there is so beautiful! Everything is so fast-pace in the city, but out there, everything slows down. You have time to catch your breath and relax. Very nice!