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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, various Boo Radley and Mockingbird businesses and outdoor markers and sculptures.

Old Courthouse Museum

31 North Alabama Ave., Monroeville, AL
Old Courthouse Museum, Claiborne St. and Alabama Ave.
Tu-F 10-4, Sa 9-noon (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Museum: Adults $5
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To Kill A Mockingbird Town and Museum

The museum is no longer free. Cost is $5.00 adults. Nelle Harper Lee is buried at Hillcrest, Penville and Baptist Cemetery.

[Erma, 01/23/2020]


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.


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]


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]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Literary Capital of AlabamaLiterary Capital of Alabama, Monroevile, AL - < 1 mi.
Harper Lee GravesiteHarper Lee Gravesite, Monroeville, AL - < 1 mi.
Burnt Corn Coca-Cola Barn SignBurnt Corn Coca-Cola Barn Sign, Burnt Corn, AL - 10 mi.
In the region:
Derailed Diner, Robertsdale, AL - 64 mi.

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