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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''Every summer, for over 30 years, the Helen Keller Foundation has presented outdoor performances of William Gibson's The Miracle Worker. The play is usually performed from early June through mid-July. It is especially popular during the Helen Keller Festival held in Tuscumbia every June.
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  • We have read a lot about Helen Keller's life and seen The Miracle Worker a few times. In fact, my wife has loved Helen Keller's story since, as a little girl, she first read about her. It has always b...  more »
  • We've all heard of Helen Keller, but her childhood home brings her to life. What a remarkable woman! The property is very well-maintained with original furnishings, even her clothes, books, games and ...  more »
  • In 4th grade I read Helen Keller’s Teacher, the story of Annie Sullivan. Years later my daughter starred as Annie Sullivan in her high school production of The Miracle Worker. I have always wanted to ...  more »
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