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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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My wife and I drove over 2 hours without knowing what to expect. We were thoroughly surprised at... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mark D
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Lovely Way To Kill an Afternoon!

What a wonderful treat this place is for anyone interested literature, film, and history in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
New York
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Focus on Alabama's regional history through exhibited artifacts, photographs, manuscripts and films.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good21%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“harper lee” (37 reviews)
“grew up” (5 reviews)
Courthouse Square, Monroeville, AL 36461-1637
+1 251-575-7433
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Beware of this hotel it is outdated. Pictures are not a true representation of the hotel. Employees are unprofessional. Manager is a big liar. DO NOT SPEND YOUR MONEY WITH THIS HOTEL!!!!

Thank mpassm0re
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

We took a detour specially to see this quaint little town. To my shame I've never read To kill a mockingbird but the tour of the courthouse was excellent and I bought my copy in the gift shop...they put a stamp on it when you...More

Thank sharon l
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Every April and May, experience the live production of To Kill A Mockingbird. Excellent cast of the profile Monroeville. First act takes place outside and act 2 is in the courtroom. It was riveting. The children were great.

Thank Marion848
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Such a charming town, it's a lovely way to spend the afternoon. A bit off the beaten path... but worth it. The courthouse is extremely interesting, and it it accompanied by a wonderful little gift shop. I highly recommend planning a visit to coincide with...More

Thank Jan P
Reviewed 1 May 2017

We have wanted to visit the courthouse for a long time. It is important to note the movie was not filmed at the courthouse. In fact, none of the movie was filmed in Monroeville. Harper Lee based her book on the town in which she...More

Thank PhoenixRobin
Reviewed 24 February 2017

The Old Monroe County Courthouse and Heritage Museum brings one back to an earlier time. This enchanted place only charges $5.00 to tour the courtroom which was duplicated exactly for the movie, "To Kill A Mockingbird". The "colored balcony' curves as if the wings of...More

Thank jat53
Reviewed 16 February 2017

For those who have read a enjoyed "To Kill a Mocking Bird" , or simply preferred the movie version, readily know the name Atticus. This bldg., is what the movie was based upon. This town is where Parker Lee grew up and recalled her father,...More

Thank Shooster365
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5 June 2016|
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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
Chloe B
15 February 2016|
Response from Linda Q | Reviewed this property |
Tues-Friday 10-4 and Saturdays 10-1
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.