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Helen Keller Birthplace and outdoor play, The Miracle Worker
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educational and interesting

Buildings and grounds are beautifully maintained with knowledgable staff. The iconic pump is here... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
trojan77
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Gainesville, Georgia
Excellent museum

Did not know a lot of Helen Keller’s story. She was normal until 19 months of age when a fever left... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2019
MandMDen
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Arlington, Tennessee
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Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

Did not know a lot of Helen Keller’s story. She was normal until 19 months of age when a fever left her blind and deaf. Eventually it was discovered she had IQ of 160. Graduated from Radcliffe. Hostess was excellent as she told us the stories. Grounds were beautiful.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 9, 2019

My husband and I along with 2 other couples visited Tuscumbia during the Helen Keller Festival. While there we spent a lovely June evening touring Ivy Green and taking in the outdoor play, “The Miracle Worker.” We purchased our tickets that morning - all the $15 reserved seats (which were chairs with backs) had been sold out for 2 weeks, so we bought the $10 general admission tickets (which were metal bleachers). We arrived at 6:30 and placed our seat cushions on the bleachers to save our seats and then toured Ivy Green, the out buildings and the grounds. The admission ticket included the tour as well as the play - best deal! Both the tour and the play were excellent and this was one of the highlights of our trip to Tuscumbia. Note: If you have stadium seats, bring them! The bleachers got really hard after 2.5 hours.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed July 3, 2019

We were in town for the Helen Keller Festival and decided to give it a visit. The gates opened at 6:30 and gave enough time to look around before the show. We were surprised at how small the rooms were, but that was normal for that period of time.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 28, 2019

I've wanted to come here for a long time. It was worth the wait. Lynne was our tour guide and you can just feel how much she admires Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan. She gave great stories and information on Helen's life. So glad we stopped. Seeing the pump--the actual pump--is an incredible experience. The grounds are beautiful and fun to wander around. There's even a moon tree out back--the seeds were sent up into space and then given to important places, such as this historical landmark. Excellent hour spent here. The women in the gift shop were especially kind to my teenage daughter.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 27, 2019 via mobile

To visit Helen Keller's childhood home is a remarkable experience. There's a room in the house filled with family memorabilia like her Braille typewriter and Bible. The house is modest but lovely. Pehaps most interesting is the pump out back where she learned the word water. We were so moved by this experience. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: June 2019
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