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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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  • August 14, 2017
    Very informative guide who is passionate about her work. I learned things about the Keller family that were truly interesting. Make sure you visit the grounds and the Lions Club area. Great for the wh...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    We had such an awesome tour guide; she shared so much information with us! So much history is in that little house ~ loved all the photographs, furniture, dresses. Everything is so well kept, includin...  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of this tour. The tour guide made you feel as though she knew the Kellers personally and I hung on her every word. Helen Keller was an amazing human being as was her ...  more »

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