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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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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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What a phenomenal treat to visit Ivy Green, Helen Keller's home.

We came to Ivy Green quite by chance. We were staying nearby as it was a convenient point to stop on a road trip and we discovered that Helen Keller's home was nearby. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Lonny B
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Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We came to Ivy Green quite by chance. We were staying nearby as it was a convenient point to stop on a road trip and we discovered that Helen Keller's home was nearby. We immediately jumped on the chance and were so excited that we would be going to such an important place in history. The tour and explanation of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ivy Green is the birthplace of Helen Keller. It is a fantastic home to visit if you are in the area. They have a small museum area downstairs and you are allowed to go upstairs and downstairs to view the entire house. A knowledgable guide will take you throughout the downstairs area giving you information about Helen's remarkable life. You... More 

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Thank AlabamaAngel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're an admirer of Helen Keller or just like history they Ivy Green is a good stop for you. It's really a small place, left like it was from the family's era. I was a little disappointed at the size. There is a charge to go in the house and if you're a AAA Member you can get a... More 

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Thank Tricia N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We carried our two granddaughters, 5 & 7, to visit the Helen Keller home in Tuscumbia, Alabama after they had seen the movie "The Miracle Worker." They were both full of questions about Helen Keller and wanted to especially see the water pump. We enjoyed the guided tour of the downstairs and looked at the upstairs by our selves. The... More 

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Thank Wayne W
Hebron KY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here in July 2016 with a group to see the outdoor drama they perform, it was excellent! The ticket price included a tour of the grounds/home. We weren't really able to tour the home because there were so many people, it would have been nice to have staff only letting in so many people at a time so you... More 

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Jonesboro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went see Ivy Green in June on the day of Helen Keller Festival! The weather was hot and humidity but we were exciting to learned a lot about Helen Keller! Sweet staffs ladies gave us small tour and the museum was amazing and awesome! Helen's birthplace museum are 85% originals furnishing and also her water well! Pretty landscape too!... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been in awe of Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan since I was old enough to understand their story. I finally made it to Helen's birthplace, Ivy Green, during the Helen Keller Festival in late June. Tuscumbia is a lovely city with plenty of signs directing visitors to Ivy Green. We visited the home as part of our attendance... More 

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Thank Jenny W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to Ivy Green. It was interesting to learn about Helen Keller. The house is well preserved. The grounds were very pretty

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Thank Eduman4260
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Loved that most of the things in the house are original. Got a greater understanding about how life was then because of my visit. The contrast for me as an African-American was stark and only solidified my understanding of the times. The self tour started with a narrative background from one of the guides. For me, the visit was not... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

My son starts 4th grade next year... So he will take Alabama history. He loved every minute of this museum. The docent was very knowledgeable of every object in the house. Amazing historical home. Must see!

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