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Ivy Green

300 West North Commons, Tuscumbia, AL 35674
256-383-4066
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Ranked #2 of 9 Attractions in Tuscumbia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Description: 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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Rossville, Georgia
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130 reviews 130 reviews
56 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

I cannot believe that Helen Keller was able to do all the things she was able to do without being able to hear or see. It humbles one to think we are normal and complain about everything, but she was born with a 1000 strikes against her, and was able to overcome everything. Her birthplace is beautiful and well maintained.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

Just the name was always enough to make me want to go and take friends and family. The story of the life of Hellen Keller is true and choked full of emotion and the guides give you some really good foundation material once you get there...then you can wander through her humble home and see some of the artifacts from... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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118 reviews 118 reviews
58 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

There seem to be 2 www.tripadvisor.com sites for Helen Keller's birthplace....IVY GREEN and HELEN KELLER BIRTHPLACE AND OUTDOOR PLAY, "THE MIRACLE WORKER". They are located on the same grounds. I'll post this review to both. We enjoyed our tour which started with a docent giving us a tour of the first floor of the family home. She pointed out the... More

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Kingman, Arizona
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We visited Ivy Green in October 2014. I knew the story of Helen Keller, but it was an altogether different experience actually being in her home. What an amazing woman and life.

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Santa Maria, California
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Since I was a young girl I have always admired Helen Keller and finally had the opportunity to visit this corner of Alabama. It was everything I remembered from the book and also a step back into history. There was no indoor plumbing, bathrooms or water in this elegant house. It was great to see things I recollected from books... More

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chatsworth
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29 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I made a trip to Ivy Green for my own interest as well as to bring my 12 and 14 year old, who had recently seen the movie 'Story of My Life'. The tour can be completed in 30 minutes to an hour. The house appears smaller on the outside than it is on the inside, with 4 large rooms... More

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Brewton, Al
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I took three young girls to tour Ivy Green and see "The Miracle Worker." It made history come to life. They loved seeing her home, especially the key used to lock Annie I her room. Not a large house, but plenty to see inside and out.

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Madison, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I'm rating this exceptionally high because we happened to have visited during the Helen Keller Festival so everything was hopping. Turns out we ended up getting in through a side entrance and not paying, I'm not encouraging anyone to do this, just warning you that you need to enter through the front main entrance. A performance of the miracle worker... More

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Troy, Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Very beautiful place to see. Home not far off main hwy making it easy to find. Tour guides very nice & knowledgeable. Tour takes about a hour give or take depending how long that you want to stay. Really enjoyed visit!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The Helen Keller home takes about an hour to go through. May daughter researched Helen Keller for a school project and was so interested, we had to come. The house is nice, the tour guides knowledgeable, and they have a live play on the summer months. We enjoyed it, but found little else to do in the area.

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