Jack Kerouac at Home in Florida
The legendary Beat poet Jack Kerouac lived with his mother in a small apartment at the back of a house in a suburb of Orlando from 1957 to 1958.
The Jack Kerouac home is now designed as a writers-in-residence program. Writers compete for the opportunity to live there rent-free for a season of approximately three months while working on their next masterpiece. The competition is open to the public and requires a small application fee. The house, however, is open only for tours of school groups and by appointment only.
“We would love to host students for a field trip! We think having the only literary landmark in Orlando is pretty special. We just need to schedule it so that it can work for everyone–students, a Board or Director who would give the tour, and of course the schedule of the resident.” kerouacproject.org/faq