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Old Monroe Courthouse to charge admission

For the first time since its organization, Monroe County Heritage Museum Inc. will begin charging admission to the Old Courthouse Museum, effective Jan. 3, 2017.

The Old Courthouse Museum houses the courtroom replicated for the film To Kill a Mockingbird. Other permanent exhibits in the Old Courthouse Museum include Harper Lee: In Her Own Words and Truman Capote: A Childhood in Monroeville, which draw thousands of visitors each year. 

MCHM regrets the decision and cites result of major funding cuts since 2015. 

Admission will be $5 per person for those who wish to tour the Old Courthouse Museum.