Plan your visit to Monroeville today
We hope you’ll come to see us soon. We think our museums offer the best experience of the Deep South you’ll find anywhere. You can explore the roots of classic Southern literature by Harper Lee and Truman Capote or step back to pioneer days at Rikard’s Mill. Spend a day or two with us, and you’ll probably leave with a Southern drawl!
We recommend you begin any visit to Monroeville or Monroe County at the Old Courthouse Museum on Monroeville’s Courthouse Square. If you have questions, ask anyone in our museum office. We’re good with Southern history AND Southern hospitality. You’ll find a Tourist Information Center near the entrance to the Old Courthouse Museum. From driving tours of rural Monroe County to information on where to eat, it’s all here. A series of driving tours (with maps) takes you along the back roads of Monroe County through historic hamlets that seem frozen in time. If you really want to discover Alabama in the To Kill a Mockingbird-era 1930s, you’ll find it along these picturesque roads.
Download a guide (with floorplan) to the Old Courthouse Museum here. (pfd file)
Download guides to driving tours of Monroe County here:
Driving Tour I Claiborne – The Lost Town. Tour includes sites in and around Claiborne, once on of the Alabama River's chief cotton ports, but now a lost town. Surviving building include Alabama's oldest public building and an early home of William Barrett Travis.
Driving Tour II – Burnt Corn & Old Scotland. Tour includes Burn Corn, one of Monroe County's oldest settlements, which today appears frozen in time like a movie set. The remote Old Scotland church and cemetery are also idilic Southern settings.
Driving Tour III – The Red Hill. This north Monroe County tour takes you through several picturesque villages and the Rikard's Mill History Park.
Driving Tour IV – The Piney Woods. This south Monroe County tour includes a major plantation home and other historic sites.
Visit these helpful links when you plan your trip.
• Monroeville/Monroe County Chamber of Commerce (includes visitor information and a list of lodging and restaurants)
• Alabama Front Porches, The Official Website of Rural Southewest Alabama. The Alabama Front Porches website highlights all of the incredible activities that are available in the Alabama – Tombigbee region of rural southwest Alabama. Find out more of the attractions you’ll be telling your friends about.
• Rural Southwest Alabama is a tourist site for twelve counties in southwest Alabama and includes information on dozens of other sites you may want to enjoy while you are in the area.
• This Goodly Land – Alabama’s Literary Map
• Alabama Writers Symposium (Brings Alabama’s best writers to Monroeville the first weekend of May each year.)