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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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131 reviews 131 reviews
20 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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