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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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Worth the drive off I-65

Actually visited in March of 2011 while driving cross country and decided this would be a great place to visit despite taking time from getting to my destination. It was one thing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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New York's Thousand Islands, New York
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New York's Thousand Islands, New York
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Actually visited in March of 2011 while driving cross country and decided this would be a great place to visit despite taking time from getting to my destination. It was one thing to study about Helen Keller in grade school, quite another to actually see where she grew up. You don't have to know that much about her to get... More 

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Green Valley, Arizona
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is quite the tribute to Helen Keller. There is a short, informative tour of the main house/museum, then you are free to tour on own. You can take photos & ask questions. All of this for $5!! Well worth it!

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FLORENCE
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Helen Keller was an inspiration to all. Even though she was born deaf and blind, she overcame these obstacles to inspire millions of people. You will see the well where Helen Keller first learned the the word water and then learn about her life story. I do recommend a visit during June so you can see a presentation of the... More 

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Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

If you ever saw The Miracle worker you will certainly remember the well. Incredible experience to see Helen Keller and all she accomplished. If you visit in May or June they produce The Miracle Worker at the place it happened

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Thank Marion848
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

So my 11 year old was begging not to go, he was adamant that they had thoroughly covered Helen Keller and even saw movies so we could pass on this attraction. He left COMPLETELY WOWED, as did I. This was a surprisingly well put together, we have seen a number of historical attractions and this was just amazing. From the... More 

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Thank Karen C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

The house is small but the tour was very good to find out more about an amazing woman who overcame so much. Our tour guide Teresa was very good and told us so much about Helen. The furnishings are nearly all original. I would recommend at least visiting this place once. It will inspire you.

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Winchester, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

The house is so well maintained and the little green house that Helen and Anne retreated to in order to learn, is right outside the kitchen. It brings her entire life story to life. Seeing her possessions and how her family lived, is remarkable. A house filled with memorabilia that you can see and study up close and personal. A... More 

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Haleyville, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

The house is very well maintained and true to it's era. We had Jennifer as a guide, and she was great. We learned many things that we didn't already know about Miss Keller. It was a wonderful outting, well worth the admission. We would definitely do it again.

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Tennessee
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145 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

I remembered the story of Helen Keller from my elementary school days when I read her biography and we did a short skit of one of the scenes. For me, the highlight was to see the water pump where Miss Annie and Helen had that break-through moment with W-A-T-E-R. The house and grounds are lovely. Re-learning the story as an... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

If you are in Tuscumbia would be nice to stop by and visit. Not much to see. We love Hellen Keller and it was great to see where she was born

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