We endeavor to:
Inspire, Educate, and Connect


“The Friends of the Jack Kerouac House brings to life the literary legacy of Jack Kerouac and highlights his years writing and living in Florida, especially St. Petersburg. Through critical engagement, arts and cultural events, and community exploration, we strive to spark the creative spirit within us all.”

Our organization represents the original St. Petersburg, FL based nonprofit, founded in 2013, that led fundraising efforts to purchase the property until 2020. We have changed our name to simply “Friends of Jack Kerouac” with a new mission statement is listed above. Our focus has moved away from property acquisition. We are working with a new roster of Board Members and a renewed passion to provide services to the literary community by continuing to honor the legacy of Jack Kerouac.

Join us in supporting this exciting new chapter of hosting events online and eventually in-person as we move forward with fresh ideas. We plan to launch a series of  bike/walk/driving tours about Kerouac’s time living and working in Florida, especially St. Petersburg. The tours delve into our cities’ history along with the power of arts and cultural movements like Jazz and the Beat Generation in making unique contributions towards shaping 20th century American history up to the present day.



76 4th Street N

P.O. Box 590 

Saint Petersburg, Florida 33701