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Ivy Green

300 West North Commons, Tuscumbia, AL 35674
256-383-4066
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Ranked #1 of 9 attractions in Tuscumbia
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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Louisville, KY
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

If you are in the Florence, AL area Helen Keller's birthplace is a good stop to learn more about her life and times. The docents are friendly and eager to share their knowledge of Helen and the surrounding area. At the very least have your picture taken by the famous water pump where Annie Sullivan taught Helen her first word.... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We took our 3 teenagers here and we all enjoyed it. It's great that most of the furnishings are original and that the pump is still there. The negative was that the tour was about 4 minutes long. We learned more from the piece of paper that was handed out. It's worth going to but don't expect anything from the... More

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Decatur, Alabama, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

I've been here twice and enjoyed myself both times. The statue of Helen is very pretty and my mom got misty eyed at the water pump.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Great little house with beautiful grounds and garden. Very moving and historic. Well worth the drive to see.

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Kata, Thailand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

I had been here when i was a child, and have always been fascinated by Helen Keller. But today, we went back, expecting a tour, which we paid for, it was about 20.00 for four people. What we got, consisted of about three minutes of information, and a piece of paper. The guide, was very elderly, and obviously had some... More

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Portland, Oregon
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Plan to take the tour as you cannot walk the grounds without the tour. Ivy Green is interesting and refreshes memories of a remarkable woman and her teacher

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bna
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

.....well worth the time. Lovely grounds and information about this remarkable woman and her caretakers and family. You can spent as much or as little time enjoying the lovely grounds and pieces of HK's history and life as you wish. Enlightening and enjoyable.

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Milan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Within 50 minutes of our motel in Decatur, Al and easy to find. Helen Kellers birth place and childhood home hold a most interesting story of her successful life. Because of Helen many many people with physical challenges are able to move on in live with great accomplishments.

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Tuscumbia, Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Ivy Green, the birthplace of Helen Keller, has been, for years, lovingly cared for by local docents, including some of Miss Keller's descendants. Visitors have the chance to see many artifacts from Miss Keller's life, to learn about her education and her subsequent impact on the world around her. They will see gifts from all over the world, attesting to... More

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Tuscumbia, Alabama
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3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Just the old house where Helen Keller was reared. However, those interested in her history will find a visit interesting and perhaps worth the entrance fee . Nearby Spring Park is well worth seeing. It has a large man made water fall. Near the falls is an Indian statue, Sacred Tears. This statue honors the Indians on their forced relocation... More

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