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Ivy Green, Tuscumbia

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4.7/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web
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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  • I especially enjoyed the numerous stories the docent told as she showed the home of Helen Keller's childhood. Pictures and memorabilia on display were very interesting too. 
  • It almost didn't seem real to visit Ivy Green. The well pump where Helen learned the word "water" is there and available for viewing. The house has almost all original furniture and artifacts. The gui...  read more »
  • Beautiful grounds and a lot of history in one place. Laura was a perfect guide to help and spent time with us to answer all the questions our 13 yr old might have.:) 
  • We made a special trip to Tuscumbia to see the play "The Miracle Worker" the story of Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan. We were delighted with the awesome performance of all the actors who perform this play for 6 weeks each summer from mid- June through mid July. It was very well done on an open air stage, with inexpensive refreshments offered before and at an intermission. We got to tour the grounds before the performance. Definitely worth the trip!
  • The house was more beautiful than I imagined! I actually teared up a little. I teach sign language and have a Helen Keller unit. I can't wait to share all the photos with my students. I highly recommend this for everyone. Sorry I missed the play.
  • Historical home of one of Americas most enduring women. You can see the well where she learned to sign as well as tour the grounds.
  • This place is a wonderful dip into history and the memory of a great icon. The grounds are very well kept and the tour guides are knowledgeable and helpful.
  • Read and hear about helen keller, but seeing where she was born and grew up is so cool! so inspiring!
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