Old Monroe County Courthouse Museum/Historic Downtown Square

Monroeville

The Old Monroe County Courthouse is primarily known for its association with Monroeville writers Nelle Harper Lee and Truman Capote. The 1903 structure houses permanent exhibits on Lee and Capote, and draws over 30,000 visitors annually. Its gift shop, “The Bird’s Nest” offers a wonderful assortment of unique items relating to Monroeville and its literary heritage. Annually in April and May, the old courthouse is the setting for the “To Kill A Mockingbird” play, authored by the late Christopher Sergel. The production by an all – volunteer cast, “The Mockingbird Players”, plays to sold out crowds, and traveled to Hong Kong for five performances in October, 2012, at The Asia Society. Tickets for groups of 10 or more go on sale annually the first of January. Visitors should stroll the courthouse square, take advantage of two unique self-guided walking tours, and explore the art galleries and gift shops surrounding the square. For visitors packets, visit the historic Chamber of Commerce office on the northeast corner of the square.

Closed Sunday and Monday

Open Tuesday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – Noon; Call ahead for Holiday Hours since these are usually reduced.

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