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Ivy Green

300 West North Commons, Tuscumbia, AL 35674
+1 256-383-4066
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More than expected

Stumbled across this place (birthplace of Helen Keller) and decided to take a look before we... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Dallas, Texas
via mobile
A must see!

Take a quiet, peaceful stroll through history and be reminded and inspired by the amazing story of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cartersville, Georgia
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The birthplace of Helen Keller, this site provides tours and information and includes the historic pump that provided the "miracle" breakthrough.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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300 West North Commons, Tuscumbia, AL 35674
+1 256-383-4066
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stumbled across this place (birthplace of Helen Keller) and decided to take a look before we continued our travelling. So glad we did as it was very interesting. The guide was full of knowledge and friendly. Recommend to anyone.

Thank tonyhick
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a quiet, peaceful stroll through history and be reminded and inspired by the amazing story of an amazing woman. Our tour guide was a retired teacher of the deaf. Her passion was evident and contagious. She was FABULOUS! Huge bang for our buck here!

Thank runnincrazy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped by here one day before school started and wanted to learn more about Helen Keller. The tour was good. The tour guide knew a lot of things to talk about. You an tour the grounds and see where Helen keller lived and learn...More

Thank iolajason
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The birthplace of Helen Keller is located in Tuscumbia, AL, just a short distance from Florance, AL. This home has been well maintained and a large majority (maybe 80 to 85% I believe they said) of the items and furniture found in the house is...More

Thank glsc-geekgirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's hard for an attraction to live up to the hype someone generates in their mind over the course of many years of wanting to see it. Ivy Green does not disappoint! It's a lovely place, very well kept, staffed with people who are passionate...More

Thank 761joycea
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Very informative guide who is passionate about her work. I learned things about the Keller family that were truly interesting. Make sure you visit the grounds and the Lions Club area. Great for the whole family.

Thank Renee V
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We had such an awesome tour guide; she shared so much information with us! So much history is in that little house ~ loved all the photographs, furniture, dresses. Everything is so well kept, including the grounds. I would encourage everyone to stop by!

Thank GrannyFrances
Reviewed 5 August 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of this tour. The tour guide made you feel as though she knew the Kellers personally and I hung on her every word. Helen Keller was an amazing human being as was her teacher Anne Sullivan. The grounds are beautiful...More

Thank Reenerbeener
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

As we traveled this part of Alabama we stopped to see Ivy Green. How interesting to see where Helen Keller grew up and learned so much. We did not take the tour, but roamed the home and out buildings. Seeing the well was so neat,...More

Thank Laura P
Reviewed 26 July 2017

I fell in love with Helen Keller when I was a child. FINALLY got to see Ivy Green. VERY knowledgeable tour guides. Seeing the period clothing, linens, china, etc; learning more about Helen Keller; seeing the Braille library and typewriter she used was - to...More

Thank babygirllass
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24 August 2017|
Response from Suzy B | Reviewed this property |
The two houses were always that close. The cottage was built as a honeymoon home for the the new wife of Helen Keller's father.
14 December 2016|
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Response from GEORGE J | Reviewed this property |
Figure an hour or so. Really depends on time of year. If it is when the production of The Miracle Worker is going on, figure longer. I would figure a couple of hours. The Tennessee Valley Art Center is pretty much next... More