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Walking F. Scott Fitzgerald's St. Paul Life & Homes Private Tour (2 hrs) provided by Douglas Kline

Walking F. Scott Fitzgerald's St. Paul Life & Homes Private Tour (2 hrs)

Walking F. Scott Fitzgerald's St. Paul Life & Homes Private Tour (2 hrs)
4.5
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₹15,732.56
per group (up to 8)
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
For 2 hours, you'll enjoy a private, guided walk in a historic, charming neighborhood of St. Paul, Minnesota, as you stroll past the birthplace, homes and haunts of F. Scott Fitzgerald, the famous author of "The Great Gatsby" and other notable American novels. While we walk, you'll learn about Fitzgerald's lively life and the Roaring '20s, and also hear anecdotes about his hometown shenanigans. In addition, while we amble, residential architecture buffs will be able to spot many types of popular Victorian home styles in this historically preserved area. "Informative & fun! He is a walking Wikipedia and a great photographer for group shots." David S., Florida USA "5 out of 5 stars! Personable...knowledgeable..." Thalia S., Georgia USA "Amazing experience! Douglas' passion means return soon!" Ana M., Brazil
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 247788P6
Important information
Inclusions
  • Guided tour
Exclusions
  • Home interiors are not part of this tour.
  • Restrooms are not available during this tour.
  • Gratuities
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • The Gnome Craft Pub, 498 Selby Ave, St Paul, MN 55102, USA Meet in the parking lot of The Gnome Craft Pub, 498 Selby Ave, St Paul, MN 55102. Consider enjoying refreshments or a meal before or after your tour! The start point will be confirmed upon engagement.
Additional information
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Guided tour
Exclusions
  • Home interiors are not part of this tour.
  • Restrooms are not available during this tour.
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • The Gnome Craft Pub, 498 Selby Ave, St Paul, MN 55102, USA Meet in the parking lot of The Gnome Craft Pub, 498 Selby Ave, St Paul, MN 55102. Consider enjoying refreshments or a meal before or after your tour! The start point will be confirmed upon engagement.
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    The Gnome Craft Pub
    498 Selby Ave, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
    Meet in the parking lot of The Gnome Craft Pub, 498 Selby Ave, St Paul, MN 55102. Consider enjoying refreshments or a meal before or after your tour! The start point will be confirmed upon engagement.
    See address & details
  • 1
    The Happy Gnome
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    F. Scott Fitzgerald Birthplace
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    F. Scott Fitzgerald House
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Summit Avenue
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    The University Club of Saint Paul
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Summit Overlook Park
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Nathan Hale Park
  • 7
    Cochran Park
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 8
    The Commodore Bar & Restaurant
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

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southwrd
18 contributions
Doug was an exceptionally friendly and helpful host. He gave us wonderful tips about what to see and do during our stay in the Twin Cities, for which we’re grateful. Be sure to start your trip with him in order to benefit from his knowledge. The tour itself was a pleasant walk through the lovely neighborhoods Fitzgerald haunted. The information was pretty basic (especially considering the cost) and the delivery unpracticed, presumably because it’s a new tour. I would recommend Doug’s other tour on Summit Ave’s Victorian homes instead, as he seemed more knowledgeable about that subject and knows the area well. The Fitzgerald tour should be more polished in a year or so.
Written 28 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Passport55038759129
David, it was my pleasure to guide you and Geoff and I’m happy that the dining and the what-to-do suggestions worked well. My goal is to help make sure your entire stay in the Twin Cities is memorable. Your perceptions about our tour together are spot-on; I appreciate your insight and feedback. Thanks again for engaging! Please look me up when you are next in Minnesota. Thank you.
Written 30 May 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Paul G
1 contribution
Apr 2021 • Couples
The tour guide was excellent. He was very astute and engaging. I highly recommend this tour to anyone with an interest in history, culture, architecture, and literature.
Written 20 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Passport55038759129
Thank you, Paul! I enjoyed our adventure and hope you and Debbie are warm back in California after your surprisingly cool spring week in Minnesota. You saw it all during our day together – yesterday’s history plus today’s new history unfolding around us as we toured. Very memorable. Thank you!
Written 25 April 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jessica L
1 contribution
Sep 2020 • Friends
I organized this event for a club activity and everyone LOVED it! Doug was awesome, energetic and loaded with fun facts and stories. Will definitely book again.
Written 17 September 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Passport55038759129
Thank you, Jessica. Your group was both interested and interesting, with some great perceptions about F. Scott Fitzgerald's crazy life. I look forward to future tours with your organization's members, and that includes "Esther" the lovable dog that accompanied us.
Written 17 September 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Douglas Kline
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Douglas is Awesome
Douglas was super in narrating the history of twin cities and giving us recommendations on what else we can do in o
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An amazing experience
This tour was one of the best experience’s we ever had! Douglas and his driver were amazing. We learned & saw more
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This was a really fun tour of meandering down Summit Avenue and learning about the architecture and families who li
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Excellent
First time doing a chauffeured tour I would highly recommend Doug very knowledgeable answered all her questions and
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Great river walk
Doug was extremely knowledgeable and personable. He was patient with our questions and shared his obvious love of t
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Recommend Mr. Kline
Mr. Douglas Kline gave an outstanding tour. Highly recommend. We learned quite a bit about the St. Gregory Falls an
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Private tour with Doug
Doug was a great guide! Despite all the time I’ve spent in the twin cities I learned so much and saw some new spots
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Summit Ave
I was only guest, several homeowners outside and talked with us. He was easy to talk with, and very enjoyable! I
MBK1986
MBK1986
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Entertaining informative 2 hours with Douglas
Douglas was an overall excellent tour guide. He really knew the history of the area and told it in a very entertain
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3 Hour Private Twin Cities Tour
This was a fantastic experience. We scheduled a 3 hour private tour. Doug was our guide and David was our driver.
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Walking tour
Doug was SO friendly, knowledgeable and fun! We learned so much about Minneapolis and really felt like we got to kn
Kelley B
Kelley B
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Perfect Twin Cities Tour
Doug is a wealth of knowledge and was able to customize the tour to suit our specific requests. Besides being acco
Holly F
Holly F
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Doug is Delightful
Our tour guide, Doug, went above and beyond for our tour. First of all, the fact that he was game to do an outdoor
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Great Tour!
Doug was a marvelous tour guide who provided our group with very interesting details about the Summit Ave homes & a
HauteAnnie
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Delightful and informative tour of SP
Doug was very knowledgeable and had done his homework regarding the homes on and history of Summit Ave. We had a de
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