Monroeville, Alabama: To Kill A Mockingbird Town and Museum

Author Harper Lee's hometown (also Truman Capote's childhood home) promotes its connection to her novel with a museum and various Boo Radley and Mockingbird businesses. The free museum features exhibits on Lee and a Capote.

Old Courthouse Museum

Address:
31 North Alabama Ave., Monroeville, AL
Directions:
Old Courthouse Museum, Claiborne St. and Alabama Ave.
Hours:
Tu-F 10-4, Sa 9-noon (Call to verify)
Phone:
251-575-7433
Admission:
Free
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Courtroom.

To Kill A Mockingbird Town and Museum

Inside Monroeville Old Courthouse.

[A.W. Ratliff, 05/07/2017]

Referred to on its historical marker as a "national literary mecca," the Old Monroe County Courthouse was the murder trial venue for Harper Lee's "To Kill A Mockingbird" and model for the movie set.

Courthouse.

To Kill A Mockingbird Town and Museum

The Monroe County Heritage Museum hours are now Tuesday-Friday 10-4 and Saturday 9-12.

[Jennifer Lynch, 11/12/2013]

Courtroom.

To Kill A Mockingbird Town

The Courthouse Museum is a must-see. The courtroom in the film To Kill a Mockingbird was modeled after the Alabama courtroom where Harper Lee's father once practiced law. There are also interesting exhibits about Ms. Lee and her childhood friend Truman Capote, a large gift shop, and a walking tour around town.

Other interesting sights on the grounds: the set used for the annual production of the play To Kill a Mockingbird, murals depicting famous scenes from the novel, and a monument commemorating Atticus Finch.

Sadly, Capote's house burned down and Lee's house was torn down. There's a marker for Capote's house, but Mel's Dairy Dream occupies the spot where Ms. Lee lived. The Mockingbird Grill and David's Catfish House are great places to eat while you're visiting the literary capital of the South!

[Sara Ratliff, 07/04/2010]

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In the region:
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