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“Nice stop if you are in the area.”
Review of Ivy Green

Ivy Green
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Tuscumbia
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Owner description: The birthplace of Helen Keller, this site provides tours and information and includes the historic pump that provided the "miracle" breakthrough.
Reviewed May 18, 2013

The Clapboard House, "Ivy Green" home of yound Helen Keller, was built in 1820 and survived untouched through the Civil War. There is a small museum room, small park like area, the actual well-pump where Anne Sullivan reached into the dark silent world of young Helen Keller's mind and opened the window of communication. Admission $5.00 seniors and AAA members $2.00 kids 5 - 18. Interesting and worth a stop if you are in this area.

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Reviewed May 8, 2013 via mobile

Neat little historical place to visit in the lovely little town of Tuscumbia. Plan your visit to coinside with the annual Miracle Worker play performed by local talent.

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Reviewed April 28, 2013

This is a must see if you are in the area. It relates the story of Keller's remarkable life and allows you to tour through some of the structures she knew. The "museum" is so-so but the tour guides are superb and the experience unique. It is a beautiful facility. Be sure to see the well where Keller first learned to put words to objects. It is a "reconstructed" experience but touching.

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Reviewed April 23, 2013

As a long-time Alabamian, I always wanted to come to Ivy Green. I finally got my chance and I was blown away. The people of Tuscumbia and the Lions Club did Helen Keller (and the State of Alabama) proud. The main house, the grounds, the small cottage where Anne Sullivan worked her miracles, are all well preserved and stocked full of original items from Miss Keller and her family. The tour guide was informative, friendly and helpful with answering questions from the youngest in our group (5 year old).

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Reviewed April 11, 2013

My daughter was studying Helen Keller in school, so we made this trip for her. Can't believe I had never been! It was a great trip, the house was fascinating and the grounds are beautiful. Helen is such an inspiring person, we made the trip to the Nat'l Cathedral the next summer to see her tomb.

Thank JoAnn P
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