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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
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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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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... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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belfast
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 buy it. Our guide was very helpful as we're the gift shop staff. A very... More 

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Redwood City, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Marion848
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 the the production of "To Kill a Mockingbird". The local talent does s wonderful job.... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 grew up and the courthouse where her father practiced law. The set designer spent two... More 

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Wetumpka, Alabama
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Reviewed 23 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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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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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.

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Alabama
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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 

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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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