Tuscumbia, AL - Ivy Green is the name for the childhood home of Helen Keller. The house was built in 1820 and is a simple white clapboard house. The actual well pump where Helen Keller first communicated with Anne Sullivan is located here. The property includes the cottage where Keller was born and the house where she spent her early childhood.
In 1170 A.D., a certain Welsh prince, Madoc ab Owain Gwynedd, sailed away from his homeland, and landed in what is now Mobile Bay, AL. There is is a series of pre-Columbian forts built up the Alabama River, and a tradition handed down by the Cherokee of the “White People” who built them.
The Old Courthouse Museum is an historic site in Monroeville, Alabama. Harper Lee put Monroeville on the map when she wrote "To Kill A Mockingbird." The city is the hometown of Harper Lee as well as Truman Capote.