Old Courthouse Heritage Museum
Nestled in the heart of Historic Downtown Inverness, The Old Courthouse Heritage Museum is a hidden gem of history, art, and culture. The museum features award-winning exhibits on pre-history and local history as well as a rotating gallery that hosts the work of local artists, traveling history exhibits, and more. Staff and volunteers are always available to give an in-depth tour and answer questions!
The museum, its volunteers, and staff owe a great deal to the one and only Elvis Presley. Fans from all over the world come to visit the Courthouse where he filmed the 1961 movie, Follow that Dream. After the filming in 1961 the building was renovated to accommodate offices and an expanding county and the original charm of the 1912 Courthouse was almost lost to time. With no historic photographs available to help recreate the courtroom to its original splendor, it was only through MGM Studios and stills from Follow that Dream that the courtroom was able to be restored to its original design and reopened as a museum in 2000.
The Old Courthouse Heritage Museum also provides entertainment and fun to residents and visitors alike through special events and programs. A monthly concert series runs from November to April and June to September and features an eclectic mix of jazz, blues, acoustic, and tributes of your favorites from the past. Scholars frequently visit the courthouse and share their knowledge in the Coffee and Conversations Series.