Helen Keller Birthplace

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Facility:Helen Keller Birthplace
Description:
A D D R E S S
Address 1:300 West North Commons
Address 2:
City:Tuscumbia
State/Province:AL
Zip Code:35674
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:Open Monday through Saturday 8:30 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Last Tour starts at 3:45 p.m. daily
Closed most holidays
Admission:Adults $6.00
Students ages 5 - 18 $2.00
Seniors &"AAA" member's $5.00
Group of 20 or more Adults $5 & Children $1.50 (Group reservations requested)
Telephone:(256) 383-4066
Website:Visit Website
R E V I E W S
Lisa C., Co-op Member
My kids and I learned so much about Helen Keller on this field trip, and it was great to see where she really lived. We got to see the house she grew up in, and the well where she learned her first word. We were most impressed by the cottage where Helen was actually born and where Anne Sullivan kept her isolated from her family for two weeks so she couldn't run to her mother when she didn't understand, or didn't like Anne's instruction. If you've seen a film version of the story, you'll be surprised at the location of the cottage. There were gardens and trees close to 200 years old that Helen climbed as a girl and so much more. We will return to this one.
J. Thompson, Co-op Member
We have never seen the movie, so it was interesting hearing from the staff how Ann Sullivan came to teach Helen Keller and how the family lived there. We were especially intrigued by the ice house and hearing how the ice was harvested from the river in the winter and packed in sawdust in order to keep food preserved through the hot summer. In the one room museum area, there were many items on display that belonged to Helen or original items that pertained to her life. There are a couple of huge trees on the grounds that are simply beautiful.
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