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Ivy Green, Tuscumbia

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Historic Site
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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  • Our guide was terrific at storytelling. She brought the story of Helen Keller and family, and Anne Sullivan to life! The setting is beautiful...lovely to visit in Spring...and the famous handpump of "...  more »
  • The docent who gave us the tour was a gem who opened up the life of Helen Keller to us. What a treat to see pictures of her association with fascinating learned people throughout her long life, her Br...  more »
  • Helen Keller had an amazing life! Being at her home and hearing the story as the guides show you around it great. The play they put on in June is also worth the visit.  more »