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Monroeville is a city in the Gulf Coast region of Alabama.
Monroeville bears the moniker of "The Literary Capital of Alabama" because, rather incongruously, it was the childhood home of both Harper Lee of To Kill a Mockingbird fame and Truman Capote. In fact, they were even childhood friends.
- Monroeville / Monroe County Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, 86 N Alabama Ave, ☏ +1 251-743-2879, email@example.com. M-F 8:30AM-4:30PM.
This town is a bit off the beaten track. You can access it via highways 84 or 21 from Interstate 65.
- 1 Old Courthouse Museum, 31 N Alabama Ave, ☏ +1 251 575 7433. M-F 10AM-4PM, Sa 10AM-2PM. This museum covers aspects of the story To Kill A Mockingbird and Harper Lee. In fact, the building was used in the courtroom scenes in the film adaptation, and a recurring play of the story is also presented here by local thespians.
- 1 Con Los Amigos Mexican Restaurant, 4307 S Alabama Ave, ☏ +1 251 575 9164. Some hearty fare here. Have you ever tried a hamburger at a Mexican restaurant?
- 1 Best Western Inn, 4419 S Alabama Ave, ☏ +1 251 575 9999.
There's also a Mockingbird Inn next door if you're feeling a bit more nostalgic about your literary memories.