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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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Intimate tour of the home helps you travel back in time. Docents are very proud of where they work and all that Helen accomplished. They, rightfully, give Annie Sullivan her... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Alexandria, Virginia
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127 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Intimate tour of the home helps you travel back in time. Docents are very proud of where they work and all that Helen accomplished. They, rightfully, give Annie Sullivan her due. Worth the time and trip.

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Gardendale, Alabama
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85 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Ivy Green is in Tuscumbia, Alabama. The signage was first class and there are signs to show you every turn you make to get to Ivy Green. You step out of your vehicle in the parking lot and see the main house which is beautifully manicured and a smaller house next door where Ann Sullivan taught Helen Keller. Go to... More 

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Texarkana, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I have loved the movie and theatre productions of "The Miracle Worker" and it was like communing with favorite characters to be in this setting. And how much more remarkable that the story, the remarkable Helen, and the miracle-working Annie were true. The house is much smaller than I had imagined and the little garden house truly only a stone's... More 

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Winchester, Virginia
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13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The tour guide was informative and interesting. The gardens were beautiful and in full bloom! Such a great stop :)

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Iowa City, Iowa
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

My husband and I both enjoyed seeing where Helen Keller was born and lived. It provided a clear account of her life and was beautifully done. We learned a lot and found it very interesting. The staff was quite helpful and friendly. Do not hesitate to add this to your travels, it is worth the price of admission.

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Germantown, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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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25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 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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