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Ivy Green, Tuscumbia

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Ivy Green is the name for the childhood home of Helen Keller. It is located in Tuscumbia, Alabama. The house was built in 1820 and is a simple white clapboard house. The actual well pump where Helen Keller first communicated with Anne Sullivan is located at Ivy Green. The property includes the cottage where Keller was born and the house where she spent her early childhood.The Miracle Worker DramaEvery summer, for over 30 years, the Helen Keller Foundation has presented outdoor performances of William Gibson's The Miracle Worker. The play usually shows from early June through mid-July. It is especially popular during the Helen Keller Festival held in Tuscumbia every June.The house is located at 300 West North Commons in Tuscumbia.
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  • We stopped in mid-afternoon in late December, so it was not busy. The lady who gave us the tour was very well informed and responsive. For $5 (seniors) you cannot go wrong. Our tour lasted over an hou...  more »
  • Full of memorabilia! The actual pump Helen touched to understand concept of water. Recordings of her speaking, tons of photos.  more »
  • Found this attraction as we were traveling from AL to AR. Figured it would be a quick break, but we were in for a wonderful surprise. There is a guided tour of the main floor of the house (docents wer...  more »

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