History Made Here
Quick stops (free or nearly free) to get a taste of history in downtown Monroe.
Historic Green County Courthouse – an icon on the Square, celebrating 125 years in 2016. Pick up a brochure inside for a self-guided tour. The History Room (upstairs) features photos and artifacts – like one of the original wooden hands from the clock in the tower. Side note: great photo opp in the Courtrooom (hint - you be the judge).
World of Beer Memorabilia – largest private collection of beer memorabilia in the world, located at Minhas Craft Brewery.
Green County Historical Society – located in a historic church (check out the stained glass windows) dating back to the time of the Civil War. Check out the collection of mustache cups and the one-room country schoolhouse. Minimal admission.
Turner Hall of Monroe – a Swiss history lesson with authentic folk art and local memorabilia. Side note: Senator John F. Kennedy spoke here during his 1960 presidential campaign.
Bonus: stay overnight at one of Monroe’s historic lodging properties – Ludlow Mansion or Victorian Garden B&B.