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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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  • This is an amazing place to visit. We got there after lunch when there were no other patrons. We had an wonderfully informative tour provided by Susan, who seemed to know just about everything there i...  more »
  • A little off the beaten path but worth the trip (the Alabama Music Hall of Fame is nearby). Brings the book, movies and Helen Kellers life into perspective. Many of the items and furniture is original...  more »
  • We came to Tuscumbia for other sites and ran upon Helen Kellers home by accident. Very glad we did it was extremely informative and having seen the movie "The miracle worker" it really came to life. 
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  • 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.
  • I LOVED it. It was soooo beautiful, and I had so much fun learning about Helen
  • 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.
  • 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.