Monroeville Area Attractions

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BEATRICE

Rikard’s Mill Historical Park
4116 Hwy. 265 North, Beatrice
Please call ahead. Admission is charged.
(251) 575-7433
www.monroecountymuseum.org

In November and by appointment, visitors can watch as corn is ground into cornmeal and grits. The family-oriented park includes picnic tables and an attractive lawn area.

Monroe County State Public Fishing Lake
3596 County Rd. 50, Beatrice
(251) 789-2104

This 940-acre lake is 3 miles west of Highway 265. Piney Woods Bird Watchers Tour. Six campsites are available for self-contained campers. No water or electricity. Tents are not allowed. Open Tuesday-Sunday, dawn to dusk.

BUENA VISTA

Turn-of-the-century town located
north of Beatrice
1938 County Rd. 56
(251) 593-6400
www.beatricealabama.com

Hunting and sportsman lodging in Monroe County. Skeet shooting facility is available for rental. For tours of the Concord Church or Country Store, call for reservations.

EXCEL

Murphy Park
617 Brown St., Excel
(251) 765-2558

Family-fun park with baseball and softball games, skating, a walking path and a playground. Open daylight hours and during special events. Excel is most famous as the home of University of Alabama football legend Lee Roy Jordan.

FRANKLIN

Isaac Creek Campground
5030 Lock and Dam Rd., Franklin
Campground: (251) 282-4254

On the Alabama River, improved campsites, playground, biking trails, pavilion, bathhouses, etc. Managed by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Rutherford Bros. Store, Dr Rutherford’s Office, Franklin School House, and First United Methodist Church
Hwy. 41, Franklin

Buildings have been privately restored by the Rutherford family of Mobile. Visitors may take a walking tour to view exteriors of these historic buildings.

FRISCO CITY

The Frisco City Town Park

Intersection of Bowden Street (Alabama Route 21) and Mulberry Street

The Frisco City Town Park features several historic structures, including the J.W. Jones home (for whom the town was originally named), the Jones Mill one-room jail, the Jones Mill post office and a caboose from the St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad.

PERDUE HILL

The Masonic Hall (circa 1823) & William Barrett Travis House
U. S. Highway 84 West, Perdue Hill

Open by appointment; available for rental. Call Agee Broughton at the W. E. Broughton Store, (251) 575-9692

This majestic building was originally located on the banks of the Alabama River in Claiborne, one of Alabama’s lost towns. It was moved to its present site in the 1880s. The building has served as a Masonic hall and courtroom, and has hosted many receptions, including a famous reception for the Marquis de Lafayette.

MONROEVILLE

Coastal Alabama Community College Writers Fountain & Library
2800 S. Alabama Ave., Monroeville
(251) 575-3156
www.coastalalabama.edu

Names of well-known area writers featured on the fountain; library also houses several works by area artists, including special commissions by internationally acclaimed artist Nall.

AVA – American Volkssport Association
“The Monroeville Walk”
www.monroecountyal.com; www.ava.org

The Walk Box is located in the lobby of the Monroeville Police Station. Volkswalk (German for “Walk of the People”) is a 6-mile walk through Monroeville’s historic neighborhoods and the Whitey Lee Park and Lake area. For information on the walk, call the Chamber of Commerce at (251) 743-2879.

Coastal Alabama Walking Trail
Coastal Alabama Community College
2800 S. Alabama Ave., Monroeville
(251) 575-3156
www.ascc.edu

The entrance to this trail is behind Nettles Auditorium on Coastal Alabama’s campus. The trail, slightly over one mile, is paved and lighted, offering a retreat into a beautiful wooded setting.

Historic Walking Tour in Downtown Square Monroeville
Brochures for the self-guided walking tour are available during Monroe County Museum hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday. They’re also available in a kiosk outside the museum.
(251) 575-7433

Self-guided one-hour tour starts at Old Courthouse Museum. Walk the town Harper Lee and Truman Capote grew up in during
the 1930s.

Katherine Lee Rose Garden & War Memorial Gazebo
Monroe County New Courthouse
65 N. Alabama Ave., Monroeville, AL 36460
(251) 743-4107

The garden features over 90 different roses maintained by the Monroeville Garden Club. The Gazebo used for weddings and other functions. The war memorial with Eternal Flame is dedicated to area veterans.

The Literary Capital Sculpture Trail

The trail consists of 14 bronze sculptures on permanent exhibit in Historic Downtown Monroeville honoring the 10 writers credited with making Monroeville/Monroe County the Literary Capital of Alabama.  Follow the trail online at http://monroevillemainstreet.com/Literary-Capital-Bronze-Sculpture-Trail  or pick up a brochure at the Monroe County Museum, Chamber or one of our downtown shops.

Lyle Salter Park
South Alabama Avenue & Claiborne St., Monroeville, (251) 743-2879

Park in downtown Monroeville to visit the historic marker and murals by Semmes artist featuring scenes from To Kill A Mockingbird.

Monroe County Museum
Courthouse Square, Old Monroe County Courthouse, 31 N. Alabama Ave., Monroeville
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday.
Group tours by appointment, (251) 575-7433
www.monroecountymuseum.org

The courtroom was the model for the trial scene in To Kill A Mockingbird by Monroeville’s Nelle Harper Lee. An annual spring performances by an all-volunteer cast, “The Mockingbird Players,” is produced by The Mockingbird Company.

Monroe County Public Library
121 Pineville Rd., Monroeville
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday and Friday; 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
(251) 743-3818

Located in restored LaSalle Hotel, Gregory Peck slept here when he visited in preparation for his role as Atticus Finch. The library features an Alabama reading room and children’s library. Its offerings include 30,000 volumes of books on tape, 67,000 titles for children and adults, hardback, paperback and large-print books. Computers are available for public use.

Monroeville Area YMCA & City Pool
2197 S. Mount Pleasant Ave., Monroeville
(251) 575-9622

The facility offers a wellness center, group exercise center, gymnasium, youth sports programs (baseball, basketball, volleyball, flag football, soccer and swim lessons), plus child care (afterschool, summer day camps and holidays); two park locations and two pool locations, www.monroevilleareaymca.org

Monroeville Dog Park
S. Mt. Pleasant Ave., Monroeville

Located in Veterans Park behind the Monroeville Area YMCA, the dog park features two fenced areas that are sure to be fun for dogs of all size. The attraction is free to the public.

Monroeville Splash Pad
S. Mt. Pleasant Ave., Monroeville

Unveiled in June 2020 at Veterans Park beside the Monroeville Area YMCA, the Splash Pad is a fun attraction for all kids. There is no charge for use of the facility.

Monroeville/Monroe County Chamber of Commerce Office & Visitors Center
86 N. Alabama Ave., Monroeville
(251) 743-2879
www.monroecountyal.com
www.visitmonroevilleal.com

The Chamber is housed in a restored 1925 bank building. Visitors packages and area memorabilia are available. Guided tours are offered every Saturday in April beginning at
10 a.m. at the Monroe County Museum.

St. John’s Episcopal Church & Courtyard
200 Whetstone St., Monroeville
Open daily, (251) 743-4549
www.stjohnsmonroeville.org

The church’s lovely and historic parish hall is nearly 100 years old. The courtyard, featuring beautiful landscaping and the cemetery, has been developed in recent years.

Faulk Property
South Alabama Ave., Monroeville
(Next to Mel’s Dairy Dream)
(251) 575-7433

National Register site of the Faulk House where Truman Capote visited as a child.
The rock wall around the property is original to the Faulk House, as is the site of the goldfish pond.

Vanity Fair Golf Club
613 Golf Dr., Monroeville
(251) 575-4700

Built by Vanity Fair Foundation, the club was donated to Monroe County Commission in the 1980s. The commission leases it back to the club membership and board of directors. Membership organization; reciprocal agreements with area clubs; lunch served daily Tuesday-Friday; Sunday buffet; 18-hole golf club; call for tee times.

Veterans Memorial Park
Veterans Drive and S. Mount Pleasant St.
Monroeville

Adjoins the city sports complex; special memorial area dedicated to area veterans.

Whitey Lee Park
Park Drive, Monroeville
(251) 575-2081
(Near the Monroeville Community House)
www.cityofmonroeville.com

The park was developed in the 1940s by the Vanity Fair Foundation and donated to the city of Monroeville in 1983. It is named for the late chairman of the board, Manfred O. (Whitey) Lee, who was
responsible for many infrastructure improvements to the city of Monroeville during his tenure at Vanity Fair and VF Corporation. Features walking trail, pavilion, 5-acre lake, Community House, in a beautiful park setting, adjoining the Vanity Fair Golf Club. The Community House and pavilion are available for rental for special events, receptions and business functions through
the city of Monroeville.

Nearby Atmore (30-minute drive time):

Wind Creek Casino, Hotel, Movie Theater, Bowling Alley, Spa and Cooking Studio
303 Poarch Rd., Atmore
(251) 368-8007

Monroeville is home to a number of gift shops, antique and home furnishing stores. For a map of the Monroeville Main Street district, please visit Monroeville Main Street at www.monroevillemainstreet.com, or visit the Monroeville/Monroe County Chamber of Commerce office.