Bus Tour of Fitzgerald’s Haunts in Rockville

3:15-5:00 p.m. (See registration page to purchase tickets.)


Join historian Eileen McGuckian on a personal tour of the small town Fitzgerald knew in the 1920s.  Participants will get a flavor of Rockville in the Jazz Age and visit the places where he attended his father’s funeral, where his mother was institutionalized, and the two historic cemeteries in which he and Zelda were buried.
Sponsored by Peerless Rockville


image002Eileen McGuckian is the author of six books on Rockville history, including Rockville: Portrait of a City (2001) and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Rockville: A Guide to Rockville in the 1920s (1996).  She served as executive director of Peerless Rockville for three decades and believes in preserving historic places for the benefit of future generations.




St. Mary’s Cemetery is the resting place for generations of Fitzgerald family members.  Thanks to St. Mary’s Church for opening the church and cemetery to the FSF Festival.