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Old Courthouse Museum

31 North Alabama Avenue


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.


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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