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Address: 300 West North Commons, Tuscumbia, AL 35674
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+1 256-383-4066
08:30 - 16:00
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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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Very pretty and historic

Anyone who knows the story of Helen Keller should make the time to see her childhood home if in the area.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anniston, Alabama
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Anniston, Alabama
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Anyone who knows the story of Helen Keller should make the time to see her childhood home if in the area.

Thank BGBark
Oxford, Mississippi
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72 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In their defense I brought a group of 55. But, 2 things irritated me... 1- they knew ahead of time 2- they give group tours all the time The facility and the property were fine but, I don't feel like my group was given a proper tour and introduction. And, maybe it was because they double booked tours? There was... More 

Thank Marleelambert
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The tour guides are very knowledgeable and their is a bunch of different things to see and take in. Most of the furniture is still original and the buildings are 100% original. A nice place to spend a couple hours learning about Helen and her family.

Thank Dakota C
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Beautiful home, love the history behind the Helen Keller story! Southern hospitality at it's finest! <3

Thank Kandy W
Custer, Washington
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61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Our guide was terrific at storytelling. She brought the story of Helen Keller and family, and Anne Sullivan to life! The setting is beautiful...lovely to visit in Spring...and the famous handpump of "water" fame is still there for all to see. Heartwarming!

Thank CarolynD53
Orlando, Florida
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

The docent who gave us the tour was a gem who opened up the life of Helen Keller to us. What a treat to see pictures of her association with fascinating learned people throughout her long life, her Braille books, the key with which she locked her mom and teacher away, tons of mementos of her amazing life, along with... More 

Thank shoyla
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Helen Keller had an amazing life! Being at her home and hearing the story as the guides show you around it great. The play they put on in June is also worth the visit.

Thank Carol Y
San Diego, California, United States
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22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Helen Keller was an amazing woman. She accomplished so much. This property is a wonderful tribute to her life.

Thank Suzy B
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94 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Incredible tour! We learned so much about Helen Keller and the incredible things she accomplished in her life, despite being blind and deaf. The tour was informative, interesting and the grounds are worth walking around as well.

Thank Shopandtravelmomma
United States
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301 reviews
130 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

If you are a fan of The Miracle Worker and the life of Helen Keller, visit this property. Guided tour of the house is $6pp, with discounts for children and seniors, AAA. You can also get a $1 coupon from the Colbert County Tourism Center. The house is original and is filled with photos and memorabilia from Helen's life. The... More 

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