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Old Monroe County Courthouse and Heritage Museum

Courthouse Square, Monroeville, AL 36461-1637
+1 251-575-7433
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Stop in - the volunteers deserve it

To my shame I cannot remember the names of the outstanding volunteers who man this beautiful... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
TCW_CI
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Guernsey, United Kingdom
Beautifully done

We really enjoyed our visit here. After a brief introduction from a local volunteer we were free to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
SAHoulwood8284
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Focus on Alabama's regional history through exhibited artifacts, photographs, manuscripts and films.
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good19%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“truman capote” (41 reviews)
“harper lee” (42 reviews)
“gift shop” (15 reviews)
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Courthouse Square, Monroeville, AL 36461-1637
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+1 251-575-7433
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To my shame I cannot remember the names of the outstanding volunteers who man this beautiful courtroom and museum, but they deserve as many visitors as they get - the place is kept beautifully and if you're lucky (like us) you'll have the place to...More

Thank TCW_CI
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit here. After a brief introduction from a local volunteer we were free to wander round the museum which had exhibits on the courthouse, Harper Lee and Truman Capote. We then were able to look round the courtroom itself which has...More

Thank SAHoulwood8284
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A real gem. When we stopped in Monroeville, we had no idea that "To kill a mockingbird" was written here. The courthouse is super interesting and so are the grounds outside.

Thank Tim G
Reviewed 31 October 2017

The town where Harper Lee wrote "To Kill A Mockingbord" and you can see she was writing about the buildings and style of town. The corthouse was exactly as the one described in the book and the guide gave a lot of information about the...More

Thank Sarah N
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Wonderful stop for architecture and literature enthusiasts. The building is pure small-town Americana combining history and civic activism, while also being the stage of two great American writers Harper Lee and Truman Capote. For a small fee you can browse the various exhibits,including the courtroom...More

Thank visi2r1
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Want to learn more about Harper Lee and Truman Capote? Come here and retrace their steps and learn about their childhood and adult histories at this gem of a museum. We got to meet and talk with Truman Capote's 2nd cousin (a docent there) and...More

Thank Hari259
Reviewed 28 August 2017

This is a fantastic museum dedicated to Ms. Harper Lee and Mr. Truman Capote, natives of Monroeville. (They were neighbors, growing up just down the street from the courthouse.) Very informative staff.. A "must-see" if you are in the area.

Thank James B
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

My wife and I drove over 2 hours without knowing what to expect. We were thoroughly surprised at the professional, informative presentations and beautifully restored building. Best of all, we had a delightful conversation with the staff. They were all so kind, so full of...More

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful treat this place is for anyone interested literature, film, and history in general, or in Harper Lee, Truman Capote, and To Kill a Mockingbird specifically! In addition to the courtroom upon which the film version was based, there are several exhibits and...More

Thank Nowagandhi
Reviewed 28 June 2017

If you like history and literature this place is for you. Go back in time to the early 1900's and realize what vision can accomplishment. The building is magnificent. You can even see the original courtroom and if are really lucky see a live performance...More

Thank dudley010
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Yvonne445
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Response from JoyfulAndalusia_AL | Reviewed this property |
They have a website dedicated to the play. The cast is named "The Mockingbird Players" which are the local townspeople. They are pretty amazing. I believe they are done with performing it right now. They do it about six... More
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Chloe B
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Response from Linda Q | Reviewed this property |
Tues-Friday 10-4 and Saturdays 10-1
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Macossay
27 August 2015|
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Response from Rob S | Reviewed this property |
No, I'm sure there's no public transportation available. Good luck finding a taxi in Evergreen.
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