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Address: 300 West North Commons, Tuscumbia, AL 35674
Phone Number: 256-383-4066
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The birthplace of Helen Keller, this site provides tours and information...

The birthplace of Helen Keller, this site provides tours and information and includes the historic pump that provided the "miracle" breakthrough.

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History of Helen Keller

Tour of home & surrounding grounds. Nice, easy, relaxing. Guide is very knowledgeable of history. Home is filled with original furniture, artifacts, clothing, etc. Grounds are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2015
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Birmingham, Alabama
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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Tour of home & surrounding grounds. Nice, easy, relaxing. Guide is very knowledgeable of history. Home is filled with original furniture, artifacts, clothing, etc. Grounds are beautiful & well kept. Adequate parking is provided. All is handicap accessible.

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

I began my career as a special education teacher in the 70s and have worked in healthcare for the last 30 years. In both fields I've always worked with kids and folks with disabilities and challenges of all kinds. Over the years I've read lots about both Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan and their profound partnership as student and teacher.... More 

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Yardville, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

This was nothing like we pictured in our minds after seeing "the Miracle Worker" all our lives. Well worth the visit and education. Tour guides were very sweet but continued historic myths that they really need to take out of their dialog eg: fire screens to keep ladies wax make up from melting and men's handlebar mustaches wax and petticoat... More 

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Florence, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

This tour gave me goose bumps! Just knowing what Helen Keller went through to get to where she was later in life made me feel very blessed! Take in the play they have in the summer months when you come to Tuscumbia--outside next to the house in an outdoor setting. Well worth the stop!

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Florence, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Helen Keller was born in this home and learned how to sign and communicate with her famous teacher, Annie Sullivan at the very cool water pump. It is a typical museum experience with well informed and educated docents with a passion for Helen Keller's story. They are very strict about touching things inside but outside around the pump, they encourage... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Great educational stop in Tuscumbia with the kids. Lots of memorabilia to see. Beautiful grounds. Easy to find. Cost seemed appropriate.

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Lillian, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

You've heard of Helen Keller, but there is a lot more to learn about this amazing woman. Very well maintained with knowledgeable guides.

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Young Harris, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We stopped in Tuscumbia so we could visit Helen's childhood home. Much of what is in the home was there when Helen lived there. Seeing the water pump made the trip for me.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

This was our 3rd stop on our roadtrip and it was amazing. The house was so pretty and the landscape was beaitiful. The history that was there was amazing. The ladies giving the tour was so nice and knowledgeable about all the history. If you are going through this area stop and enjoy this historical site.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Neat little piece of Alabama history. If you are interested in Helen Keller, this is a must see. Some of her childhood clothing is there along with most of the original family furnishings. There is a room full of pictures of her life as well. And, of course, the famous well can be viewed. Definitely a must see if you... More 

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