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Monroe County Heritage Museum

31 North Alabama Avenue

About Us:

The Monroe County Heritage Museum maintains and operates six historic sites in Monroe County, Ala., that collectively interpret the area’s rich history, ranging from the prehistoric fossil deposits at Claiborne Bluff, Native American culture, pioneer life, politics and the literary legacy of Truman Capote and Harper Lee.

Our mission is to bring people and history together. This mission is founded on two beliefs: First, understanding regional history enriches lives; and second, heritage is best understood and enjoyed through first-hand experience of well-presented programs and exhibits designed to tell the story of our past. The museum staff collect, preserves, studies, interprets and exhibits artifacts, photographs, manuscripts, publications and films.

The museum serves the general public, schoolchildren, local residents, tourists and scholars. The museum cooperates with other historic and educational institutions in the study, interpretation and promotion of local and regional history to contribute to the quality of life in the region.


Joe Rutland

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Great historical landmark, very interesting, educational. The author of the famous book "TO KILL A MOCKING BIRD" was born lived and died in this town of Monroeville her whole life.

R.D. Patter

Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018
Very interesting place. Guides are knowledgeable and very friendly. Enjoyed the visit, learned a lot!

Thaddeus Porter

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Great, live production of To Kill A Mockingbird!

Birgit Pauli-Haack

Sunday, Sep. 10, 2017
A great joy to learn more about Harper Lee and Truman Capote as well as the history of the court house and town. The volunteers and staff are very welcoming and knowledgeable. Southern hospitality at its finest.

Charles Hart

Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018
It's inspiration for to kill a mockingbird....Harper Lee lived down the street....

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