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Old Monroe County Courthouse and Heritage Museum

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Address: Courthouse Square, Monroeville, AL 36461-1637
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+1 251-575-7433

Focus on Alabama's regional history through exhibited artifacts,...

Focus on Alabama's regional history through exhibited artifacts, photographs, manuscripts and films.

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Grand Old Lady on the Square

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... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2017
Wetumpka, Alabama
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Wetumpka, Alabama
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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 a butterfly overlooking the history of the room. The embossed gray tin ceiling is the... More 

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New Port Richey, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
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, who also was lawyer. Today, although owned by the local government, this museum is run... More 

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Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

We spent an afternoon absorbing the history of the town and of course Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird " journey. The old courtroom is as it appeared in the film. You can almost hear Atticus Finch in his defense motions. There is additional information regarding Truman Capote who spent his childhood years every summer with relatives in Monroeville. Capote... More 

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Irthlingborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Fantastic welcome from the staff in this attraction, faithfully preserving the courthouse which was the setting for Harper Lee's book "To Kill A Mockingbird" (and was recreated elsewhere for the Gregory Peck film). Interesting period artefacts bring bits of the story to life.

Thank turkishjim
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

I haven't actually had the official tour of the courthouse, but I was a violinist at a wedding. I have performed at 200+ weddings, and I must say that this is one of my favorite venues I've ever played at.. The main room of the courthouse is this big open room surrounded by windows so the natural lighting is perfect.... More 

Thank Katy H
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Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Harper Lee and Truman Capote memorabilia. Courthouse was the basis for the one in To Kill a Mockingbird. The play that is put on by the local people is very worth seeing, but you need to make reservations in advance.

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New London, Connecticut
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

I found myself accidentally in Monroeville AL and remembered that this was Harper Lee's hometown. Just had to stop and check out the courthouse and I'm glad I did.

Thank Dawn461P5
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Reviewed 7 October 2016

Just step back into time as you enter and enjoy the atmosphere of this historic court house. Remember the drama of this city's famous author, Harper Lee, who wrote To Kill A Mockingbird. It is a wonderful nostalgic place that just lends itself to true inspiration and feelings of awe!

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Frisco City, Alabama
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Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

The courthouse is a neat piece of local history. The farmer's market is even there some during the year. There always some kind of event going on around or at the courthouse. Great places to stop and eat close by as well.

Thank jones-frog
Lakeland, FL
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

This old courthouse has been restored and open to the public. The movie "To Kill A Mockingbird" with Gregory Peck was filmed here as well as they present a live production of the play there. Truman Copote lived here and others writers. The tour guides are fun and educational for all ages. They live the information, not just tell it.

Thank jumpjohn

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