Birthplace and Home
300 W. North Commons
Tuscumbia, AL 35674
Built in 1820 by Helen Keller's grandfather. Infant Helen Keller
developed high fever that took her sight and hearing. Each summer, The
Miracle Worker, depicting how she overcame her handicaps, is
Clarke County Museum
(Grove Hill) – Antebellum home
housing artifacts from prehistoric, Native American, pioneer,
antebellum, Victorian and modern periods from Clarke Co. history.
1850s exterior kitchen. Permanent and temporary exhibits.
Research/genealogical materials available.
Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
(Fairhope) – "Where rivers
meet the sea." One of 25 national reserves protecting estuarine
waters, marshes, shorelines, adjacent uplands for research, education.
Museum, specimen collection, live animals, interpretive boardwalk, 3
mi./5 km of hiking trails. Great learning experience.
Alabama State Capitol
(Montgomery) – Reflects 140
years of shifting tastes in architecture and furnishings. Historic
Senate Chamber, House of Representatives and old Supreme Court Chamber
have been restored to Civil War-era appearance.
Bessemer Hall of History Museum
(Bessemer) – Housed in
renovated Southern Railway Terminal. Contains artifacts, documents,
photographs, 1800s furnishings and farm implements, Civil War
collection relating to 1862 28th Alabama Regiment, antique telephone
Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
(Gulf Shores) – 16 acres. More
than 250 exotic animals in natural habitats. Paved path through park,
past exhibits. Elevated observation deck allows unobstructed viewing
by even small visitors. Lions, tigers, bears, tropical birds,
reptiles, exotic felines, hoofstock.
Auburn University Historic District
(Auburn) – Centered around
beautiful Samford Park, buildings date from 1850s to early 1900s and
reflect Revivalistic style. Historic buildings include University
Chapel, Samford Hall, Hargis Hall and Langdon Hall. Located across
from Uptown Auburn.
Loretta Goodwin Gallery
Look no further than Alabama's
abundant collection of museums to find the story of our great state
and its people. From the birthplace of Helen Keller to birth of the
Civil Rights Movement, discover struggles and accomplishments of our
past. Visit the actual Civil Rights Movement sites in Birmingham,
Montgomery, Selma and Tuskegee where events that galvanized the world
also made a nation view its fellow men and women with equality and
Wildlife Center, The
(Birmingham) – Clinic for
orphaned and injured native wildlife, plus educational facility to
foster appreciation of Alabama's creatures. View rehabilitation
process of various raptors, mammals, birds and reptiles.
Mobile Zoo, The
(Mobile) – Non-profit wildlife
park for pleasure, education and continuing the existence of
Alabama has a great variety
of zoos, wildlife centers, aquariums, estuariums, aviaries, and