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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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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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Another Icon Born in the Shoals Area of Alabama

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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60 reviews 60 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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10 reviews 10 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
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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Hatton, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The well where she learned Water. Many mentos and awards of her life to see inside the home. There is the festival the week of her Birthday June 27. Also the play in the back lawn. Tuscumbia where the home is located, is filled with lovely old homes.

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Muscle Shoals, Alabama
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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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

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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134 reviews 134 reviews
20 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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