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Destination Westport: In Gatsby’s Shoes
May 25, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
$25 – $30
Westport Historical Society, 25 Avery Place
Westport, CT 06880 United States
Join Westport Historical Society on Saturday, May 25 or Saturday, June 1, from 9:15 am until 11:30 am, for a gorgeous, vigorous 120 minute walk in one of the East Coast’s most beautiful settings. Additional dates for this tour are: June 15, July 27, Aug. 10 and Aug. 24.
Imagine it’s the summer of 1920. Westport is a sleepy farm community that lures New York’s most glamorous couple-F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald—to its shores.
Seeking respite from their whirlwind Jazz era lives, the Fitzgerald’s set up in an 18th century farmhouse that has seen Revolution and the building of a nation over many decades. Zelda swims daily in the peaceful waters of the Long Island Sound while Scott takes advantage of the bucolic quiet to work on what he hopes will be his next great novel—The Great Gatsby. Join Richard “Deej” Webb and Robert Steven Williams, as they recreate the summer of 1920 and the sites and characters that influenced Fitzgerald’s Great American novel.
Please bring water and wear comfortable walking shoes.
PARKING INFORMATION: Guests should park at Longshore Marina, along the asphalt and dirt areas. Parking passes will be distributed by tour guides the day of, to place on cars.
$25 for members, $30 for non-members. No charge for children 12 and under. Reservations are recommended, register online or call (203) 222-1424.