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Old Courthouse Museum

31 North Alabama Avenue
251-575-7433

History:

Construction began on the Monroe County Courthouse in 1903 and offices moved from the old antebellum courthouse on the square to the new building in 1904. When To Kill a Mockingbird was published in 1960, the building gained national fame. In 1963 county offices moved to a new building on the square, and the community started looking at preserving the old courthouse with the idea of starting a museum. In 1968 a museum opened as a small part-time attraction. In 1991 the museum opened full time, and the first production of a play adapted from To Kill a Mockingbird was performed in the courtroom. Renovation of the building also began in 1991, and the $2.5 million project was completed in 2002.



Reviews

Fazia S.Mack

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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

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

Rambo Manning

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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

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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

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

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