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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.


Fazia S.Mack

Monday, June 18, 2018
This historic place is well preserved. I watched the novel adaptation by Lee Harper’s ‘To Kill a Mockingbird ‘ on stage inside the Courthouse . Impressive cast and crew in a well preserved museum .

Louise Gayle

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Really nice and gift shop was the best! The people that worked there were so friendly and helpful.

Rambo Manning

Monday, July 23, 2018
My Grandson & I really enjoyed a step back in time to an earlier day in America's past. The Courthouse setting for the book & movie, "To Kill A Mockingbird".

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.

Charles Fordham

Friday, June 15, 2018
If you love Harper Lee, and/or Truman Capote, this is a must see.

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