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Ivy Green

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300 West North Commons, Tuscumbia, AL 35674
+1 256-383-4066
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Amazing Story, Very Nice Tour !

Ivy Green is a beautiful place to visit. Helen Keller's story is amazing, certainly a story of an... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
ALA_Traveler52
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Madison, Alabama
Well preserved - a homeschool must

We stopped by here on our way to Florida! We homeschool our kids and learned about Helen Keller, so... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Andrea A
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The birthplace of Helen Keller, this site provides tours and information and includes the historic pump that provided the "miracle" breakthrough.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“helen keller” (110 reviews)
“miracle worker” (41 reviews)
“water pump” (20 reviews)
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300 West North Commons, Tuscumbia, AL 35674
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+1 256-383-4066
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"helen keller"
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"miracle worker"
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"water pump"
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"childhood home"
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"informative tour"
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"remarkable woman"
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"little girl"
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"lions club"
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"original furnishings"
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"wonderful visit"
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"original family"
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"dining room"
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"grounds are beautiful"
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"her mom"
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"inspiring place to visit"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Ivy Green is a beautiful place to visit. Helen Keller's story is amazing, certainly a story of an amazing woman and her dedicated companions. The house and grounds have been maintained exceptionally well. I believe 80% of the furnishings in the main house and 100%...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stopped by here on our way to Florida! We homeschool our kids and learned about Helen Keller, so visiting her birthplace was such a great way to make her life real! There is ample parking, even across the street. We were traveling in our...More

Thank Andrea A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful little house, birthplace of Helen Keller. Beautifully preserved. Amazing original artifacts. Very thorough tour. Learned a lot about a woman that I didn't know. Worth the time.

Thank Daniel H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved that the museum is located in Helen's childhood home. Our guide was wonderful with many stories to tell of Helen's life. I hadn't realized how much Helen accomplished during her lifetime. Truly a remarkable woman. It was worth the visit.

Thank Wendy W
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Reviewed July 10, 2018

As a young girl, I was captivated by the story of Helen Keller, and only recently made this trip to her birthplace with my own daughter. The staff is lovely, the home is incredibly authentic and contains mostly original items, and there is a wonderfully...More

Thank Jessica M
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Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

What a great tour, our guide was very informative and took time with our group. Ivy green was open on the Fourth of July! (Not many things in the area are open.) Everything was well caredfo. It felt like we’d gone back in time.

Thank Kelsey C
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Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

The three ladies touring the house were very knowledgeable. They knew the items in each room without even having to look at them. The guide didn’t go upstairs but the area was a bit small. It’s probably a visit once type of place.

Thank KurleyHT
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Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

We arrived around 8:45 on a Monday morning and it was already starting to get busy. We had a fantastic tour guide. She showed us the lower level including the dining room where Helen and Anne battled it out. She shared Helen’s and her family’s...More

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Reviewed June 28, 2018

We had no idea this was Helen Keller's home, and it was very enjoyable to learn about her and to see where she spent her early years. Good tour guides.

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Reviewed June 26, 2018

This was just a short day trip for us. We are history buffs, & thought this would be interesting. It doesn't take very long to do the tour at all, and it was interesting. The guides are very informative. They tell you a short narrative...More

Thank Rita W
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CrazyGirls4
July 7, 2018|
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Response from Michelle G | Reviewed this property |
Park in the parking lot and you can walk around certain areas around the house. There are some exhibits you can view for free and you can get a picture of the front of the house.
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Evie H
April 5, 2018|
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Response from Melissa H | Reviewed this property |
If I am not mistaken, it was $10 per person...
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August 24, 2017|
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Response from Vicki G | Reviewed this property |
The cottage was always that close to the house and that is why they rode Helen around and around the property and local area so that she didn't realize she was so near to the house. When I saw the cottage I too thought it... More
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