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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 absolutely loved Ivy Green! The people working there were so informative and went out of their way to show us things when they realized we were a group who had presented The Miracle Worker. Several...  more »
  • Anyone who knows the story of Helen Keller should make the time to see her childhood home if in the area.  more »
  • In their defense I brought a group of 55. But, 2 things irritated me... 1- they knew ahead of time 2- they give group tours all the time The facility and the property were fine but, I don't feel like ...  more »