In 2009, Monroeville’s downtown was recognized by the National Park Service for its historic significance, and over 400 commercial and residential structures are now part of a National Historic District. The Chamber of Commerce office, located in the 1925 First National Bank building, offers visitor packages and will also provide guided tours for area visitors by appointment. The chamber also distributes information regarding area businesses. Within the historic downtown there are several opportunities for visitors to experience the area’s art and culture. The Art Room, down the street from the chamber office, offers classes in painting souvenirs, while on the west side of the square, visitors can experience The Purple Papaya and Pottery by Williams. Another must visit on the square is Beehive Coffee, operated by First United Methodist Church and a favorite gathering place for area residents to enjoy a morning or afternoon cup of java and catch up on local news. Visitors should check in the Monroeville Post Office for a restored WPA era mural, and stroll south on Alabama Avenue to see Lyle Salter Park and read about the history of Monroeville on the historic marker, then continue on to Mel’s Dairy Dream, which adjoins the Faulk House Property and its memorial to the late Truman Capote. Grab a burger and shake at Mel’s, a favorite eatery of locals, or sit down for lunch at Courthouse Cafe. After lunch, visit Maycomb Mall, a treasure trove of antiques and collectibles.
Chamber of Commerce Office & Visitors Center
86 North Alabama Avenue, Monroeville, AL 36460
Chamber office: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or by appointmenthttp://www.monroecountyal.com | 86 North Alabama Avenue Monroeville AL 36460, Monroeville, AL