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Ivy Green

Address: 300 West North Commons, Tuscumbia, AL 35674
Phone Number: 256-383-4066
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Tuscumbia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The birthplace of Helen Keller, this site provides tours and information and includes the historic...
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Owner 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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Muscle Shoals, Alabama
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This is a great historic place for families to visit and a must see for locals and visitors. There is a lot of history to relive here. A definite to put on the bucket list.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

The house and grounds are well-maintained and the brief tour was well-done. I would have preferred a little more biographical information during the tour about her life after college. The video in the Lion's Club exhibit was fascinating. There is no play presented this time of year, so I cannnot comment on that.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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124 reviews 124 reviews
19 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

You can't help but be inspired from your visit here. You will get closer to the immortal Helen Keller than you can possibly imagine. You get to walk through the home of her birth. The memorabilia on the wall is amazing. And the staff is super helpful. You go through on your own or they will answer any questions you... More 

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Pasadena, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We were traveling from Nashville two Muscle Shoals, Alabama, to meet some friends and here some great music and on the way we past by Helen Kellers house. If you get a chance you should stop in, a lot of History there about Alabama and Helen Keller. Take the tour, we took it it was free it was great!

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Memphis, Tennessee
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I have been visiting Ivy Green many times over the years of my life, since we have family in Tuscumbia. We recently went back, and it was still just as special as I remembered it. It is an easy detour off of Hwy 72. The folks that work there are wonderful and have so much insight into not only Helen... More 

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Medina, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

we took a 2.5 hour detour out of our way to visit Ivy Green and learn more aobut Helen Keller. We are so glad we did. I just wish our 11 year old grandchildren would have been with us. They only take cash for admittance ($5 or $6 for adults) and at the gift shop. One of the best personal... More 

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Rossville, Georgia
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137 reviews 137 reviews
58 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

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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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

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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207 reviews 207 reviews
93 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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