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Old Monroe County Courthouse and Heritage Museum

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Address: Courthouse Square, P.O. Box 1637, Monroeville, AL 36461-1637
Phone Number: 251-575-7433
Description: 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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A beautiful courthouse and courtroom. I LOVE the way that you can walk all over the courtroom. No ropes keeping you back. Full access and a chance to sit at counsel tables, sit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2014
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Kingwood, Texas
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Kingwood, Texas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

A beautiful courthouse and courtroom. I LOVE the way that you can walk all over the courtroom. No ropes keeping you back. Full access and a chance to sit at counsel tables, sit in the jury box ... And the rooms explaining the book and movie were exceedingly well done.

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Saraland, Alabama, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

My wife surprised me with a trip to Monroeville, AL. I said, "What and Where?" She said TRUST ME! So, I lowered my expectations and went along for the ride. I was expecting something unusual, and that's what I received. I was expecting a great 'hole in the wall restaurant,' and I didn't get that.......mercy! The production, sights, smells, and... More 

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California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

A trove of information on Harper Lee and Truman Capote....both former residents (Lee still lives here) and lots of historic documents relating to To Kill a Mockingbird and the annual play.

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Auburn, Alabama
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

A group of us visited Monroeville, AL and attended the play. We had a great time. Earlier in the afternoon, my husband and I toured the museum and gift shop. We were greeted by very friendly staff members and my husband was asked to serve on the jury of the play to be held later that evening. The museum was... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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15 reviews 15 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Every year the Monroe County Courthouse puts on the production of "To Kill a Mockingbird" and it was phenomenal. The cast was incredible and the courthouse is beautiful. The old courthouse is the location for the 1962 film and is also the location of the trial/second act in the play. This is a bucket list must! Come early and explore... More 

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Greenwood, Sc
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We have made a trip to Monroeville as a day trip before, and enjoyed it, but the time to go is to see the live performance of To Kill A Mockingbird. It is fabulous. The first act is outside in a beautiful arena. There are roomy wooden chairs, and you will need cushions. Check the weather closely ... We were... More 

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Concord, North Carolina
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64 reviews 64 reviews
16 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

If you've ever even heard of To Kill a Mockingbird this is a visit you must make. The museum, built in 1903, is in remarkable condition and for Harper Lee or Truman Capote fans is fascinating, Their pictures, their ties to Monroeville, and historical information presented are detailed in an interesting and informative manner. There is much emphasis on the... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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97 reviews 97 reviews
90 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

This is the origin for the book and then movie To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. This is where she and Truman Capote grew up. If you are a literary fan or have just seen the film you have to visit here. Even though not filmed here the whole place was recreated on a Hollywood sound stage. You on... More 

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tchrs
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109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

The museum is interesting but very limited. The real time to come here is to see the play in the Spring. Other than that stop by and take a brief look.

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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I was able to fulfill a longtime dream to visit this literary landmark. The courtroom is amazing. I could feel Harper Lee sitting there in the balcony. The town is quiet and typical of one off the beaten path.

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