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Helen Keller Birthplace Tuscumbia, Alabama

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One family fun vacation destination that we think is worth the trip is the Helen Keller Birthplace in Tuscumbia, Alabama.

While on a road trip thru several states, we planned a visit to the home.

Family Fun Vacation, Helen Keller Birthplace, Ivy Green



Our daughter had a read a little book about Helen Keller in school, and knowing that we would try to visit the site we showed to movie, The Miracle Worker (the more recent version) to the kids before we left for our trip.

A bit off the beaten path, we were glad we made the drive to Tuscumbia.

We actually got to visit during their annual festival at the home, and the play about her life was being performed that evening.

It was amazing to see the family home, Ivy Green, as well as the other buildings on the property.

And, yes, you can even see the water spout that was the breakthrough to communication for Helen.

Family Fun Vacations, Helen Keller, Alabama



I'd recommend watching the movie before you go or reading a book about Helen Keller, or both. Books are available for all levels - from books for adults to picture books for the youngest children. Knowing the story of Helen Keller's life will make visiting her home more meaningful, and will make for many treasured memories.

So now, when anyone in our family hears something about Helen Keller, they can exactly visualize everything that is described about her early life. That is priceless!

To plan your visit, go to www.helenkellerbirthplace.org. Ivy Green is located at 300 North Commons Street, West Tuscumbia, AL.

Tuscumbia is in the Northwest portion of the state, and is a convenient side trip on the route between Nashville, Tennessee and Montgomery, Alabama.

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