Helen Keller Birthplace

This cottage on the grounds of Ivy Green in Tuscumbia, Colbert County, is the birthplace of Helen Keller. The cottage is located next to the larger original home (1820) and was built as part of her grandfather's plantation and used as an office. It was converted to a home for Keller's parents after their marriage until they inherited the main home. Keller again lived in the house with Ann Sullivan, after her arrival, until 1888, when Keller moved to the Perkins School for the Blind in Boston.

Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division