Day Trip to the Birthplace of Helen Keller in Tuscumbia, AL!

I know most of you don’t read my blog for anything other than reviews, however, when my husband and I travel anywhere I always like to write something about it. I do this mainly for myself so that I have the pictures all in one place and can remember what we did but I know this might be helpful for anyone living in/travelling to Alabama who is looking for things to do. We decided to take a day trip to Tuscumbia, AL to go eat at a restaurant called the Rattlesnake Saloon and then take a tour of Helen Keller’s birthplace.

If you’re not familiar with her, Helen Keller was a woman born in 1880. She was a totally normal child until at almost two years old she was left deaf and blind due to a fever. Until she was around the age of seven Helen basically did whatever she wanted because her parents really had no clue how to deal with their daughter. They ended up hiring a teacher for her named Anne Sullivan. Anne remained with Helen for 49 years as her teacher and friend. Anne managed to get through to Helen and Helen learned sign language, how to read braille and eventually how to talk. Helen went on to write books, be a political activist and public speaker. She accomplished more as a person that couldn’t see or hear than most healthy people ever come close to. If you would like to learn more about her you can click on the link above or there is quite a few books about her life, including one she wrote herself.

Rattlesnake Saloon

The Rattlesnake Saloon is not far from Helen Keller’s birthplace. It is a beautiful, outdoor restaurant that’s made into the natural rock formation. They also have a gift shop, campground and offer guided horse rides. The prices at the restaurant were average lunch prices and the food was pretty basic. I’m glad we went just to see what it was like but it’s probably not somewhere I would go back to.

Ivy Green- Helen Keller’s Birthplace

I had visited Ivy Green two other times when I was younger but my husband, James, had never been. It’s such an interesting place to see and I definitely recommend going if you’re around that area.

We had such a good day and I’m really glad we went. Have you visited Helen Keller’s birthplace before? Or eaten at the Rattlesnake Saloon? Let me know! Thanks for reading and have a great day!

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