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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.


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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