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Monroeville & Gee's Bend

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You'll be hard-pressed to find communities as steeped in Southern culture as Monroeville and Gee's Bend. Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird, modeled the fictional town of Maycomb after her hometown of Monroeville. Make the book come to life as you visit this area and take a step back in time. The quilters of Gee's Bend are world-renowned folk artists, and the Alabama River Museum provides interesting information and facts about the state's waterways.

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What To See & Do

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Old Courthouse Museum

Used as a model for the trial scene in the film To Kill a Mockingbird, the courthouse hosts annual performances of the play.

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Historic Gee's Bend Ferry

Take the ferry from Camden to Gee's Bend, where quilters gather at the Boykin Nutrition Center to create their famous works of art.

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The Faulk Property

See the historical marker of Truman Capote's childhood home, next door to the childhood home of Harper Lee.

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Roland Cooper State Park

On the 22,000-acre Dannelly Reservoir, this park features a golf course, cottages, campgrounds, hiking trails, fishing and more.

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Downtown Historic District

Take a self-guided, one-hour tour of downtown Monroeville, where Harper Lee and Truman Capote grew up in the 1930s.

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Monroeville Birdhouse Trail

The countywide birdhouse trail features oversized birdhouses designed by a local engineer and painted by artists.

Where To Stay

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The Loft Bed & Breakfast

Experience log cabin living at its best in a country setting four miles west of downtown Monroeville.

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Mockingbird Inn & Suites

Enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast, modern amenities and an outdoor pool at this Monroeville hotel.

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Mary Elizabeth Stallworth Home Bed & Breakfast

This home was owned by the first woman to enroll in Auburn’s College of Architecture.

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Millers Ferry Campground

This park features 66 campsites, some waterfront, with electrical and water hookups, a laundry facility, swimming, fishing and more.

Where To Eat

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GainesRidge Dinner Club

Located in a home built in the 1820s, the GainesRidge Dinner Club has served its famous black bottom pie since 1985.

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Radley's Fountain Grill

Radley's takes its name from the classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird and serves homemade soups, crawfish tails, sandwiches and desserts.

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Area Towns

  • Alberta

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    Alberta is an unincorporated community found in Wilcox County.

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  • Beatrice

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    A beautiful, quaint town located in Monroe County, Beatrice is home to Historic Rikard's Mill, which is a great place for a hike or picnic.

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  • Camden

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    Camden is located in Wilcox County and has a population of more than 2,200.

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  • Monroeville

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    Monroeville is located between Montgomery and Mobile and serves as the county seat for Monroe County.

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  • Perdue Hill

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    An unincorporated community located in Monroe County.

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  • Pine Hill

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    Pine Hill, a town in Wilcox County, has a population of nearly 1,000.

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Getting there by plane
Getting there by car
Getting there by bus or train

The Montgomery Regional Airport is served by American Eagle, Delta Connection and US Airways Express and offers daily direct flights to and from Atlanta, Memphis, Charlotte and Dallas/Fort Worth.

Montgomery Regional Airport
4445 Selma Highway
Montgomery, AL 36108

(334) 281-5040

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The Monroeville and Gee’s Bend area is accessible via Highway 84 from Interstate 65.

You can access Gee's Bend using the historic Gee's Bend Ferry, serving the Camden and Boykin areas five times daily year-round. The cost is $3 per car.

Greyhound offers daily bus service to and from Camden. You will need to arrange transportation to your destination from the stop. Hours of operation are subject to change. Call to verify information before making travel plans.

8 Claiborne St.
Camden, AL 36726

(800) 231-2222

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