July 28th, 2018
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Gatsby has closed the doors on this tour, please join us for other walking tours in the future!
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, they 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.
Come prepared for a gorgeous, vigorous 90 minute walk in one of the East Coast’s most beautiful settings. Please bring water.
PARKING INFORMATION: Guests should meet at WHS at 2:30 and carpool to the pump station, at 274 Compo Rd south: the site can take no more than 5 cars. In case of rain the tour will be rescheduled to Saturday, August 4th at 9 am
$20 suggested admission for members, $25 for non-members. No charge for children 12 and under. Reservations are recommended, register online here or call (203) 222-1424. Tickets are nonrefundable. In the event you must cancel, we will consider your purchase a donation and will happily issue you a donation receipt.