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Ivy Green

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Address: 300 West North Commons, Tuscumbia, AL 35674
Phone Number: 256-383-4066
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8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Description: The birthplace of Helen Keller, this site provides tours and information...
The birthplace of Helen Keller, this site provides tours and information and includes the historic pump that provided the "miracle" breakthrough.
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We visited in June to see the play The Miracle Worker and we toured the house and grounds before it started. This is my 3rd time to see the play since I took my daughters who are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Germantown, Tennessee
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135 reviews 135 reviews
52 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

It was interesting learning about Hellen Keller's life and family. It is a beautiful little home. I never knew how many different things she was involved in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We visited in June to see the play The Miracle Worker and we toured the house and grounds before it started. This is my 3rd time to see the play since I took my daughters who are now adults when they were in 4th grade. This time I took my granddaughter who just finished 4th grade. It has been an... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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81 reviews 81 reviews
27 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This beautiful old historic home is a "must see" for the fan of old historical homes . Helen Keller's inspirational story can be seen and experienced through the tours and attending the play about her life. There is an outdoor theatre for the performance of "The Miracle Worker" Very enjoyable.

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Dallas, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Love this place, if you love history and learning you will love this place. Beautiful, great people and fun. More people need to know about this place. Yall need to advertise better because this place is awesome.

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Toronto, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I'm beginning to believe there is something very special going on in this North West corner of Alabama. Yet another cultural icon, Hellen Keller was born here, so we made a visit to Ivy Green and see her birthplace. The house and out buildings are very well maintained, and I was surprised to see many of Ms. Kellers original possessions.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I have to say, this museum is wonderfully presented and preserved. I never made the connection of Hellen Keller to Alabama, I guess that's because I grew up in NY! My teenage girls also liked the visit.

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Sarasota, Florida
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71 reviews 71 reviews
21 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I've seen "The Miracle Worker" and was surprised to learn that it was the most accurate movie to date about Helen Keller. There was a lot of surprising history and facts about Keller I didn't know, such as her mother is a descendant of John Adams. It's amazing how they have preserved so many mementos, furniture, clothing etc...Most of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

Helen Keller is a hero of mine and I was very excited to visit her childhood home. The house is quite small but filled with many of her personal belongings. My sister and I were the only ones there so we were allowed to really poke around. The information the docents gave us was adequate about the highlights of her... More 

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Tuscumbia, Alabama
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Ivy Greene, birthplace of Helen Keller, is visited by thousands of people from the U.S. and foreign countries as well. Schools bus children there for the historical lessons and tour buses are on a must see list. I live across the street from this beautiful property (Keller Lane) and its a tradition to visit during the Christmas season -- free... More 

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Western New York
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10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We stopped here more for my wife's interest than for my own, but I was very impressed with the scope of the exhibits and the impact they had. The house is meticulously kept and unlike so many other places that are full of "period" or "reproduction" furnishings, almost everything here is original. I'm not sure why, but that seemed to... More 

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Address: Address: 300 West North Commons, Tuscumbia, AL 35674
Phone Number: 256-383-4066
Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Tuscumbia
Open Hours:
Monday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

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