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Ivy Green

300 West North Commons, Tuscumbia, AL 35674
+1 256-383-4066
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Great, imformative tour

We have read a lot about Helen Keller's life and seen The Miracle Worker a few times. In fact, my... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
SevenJuran
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Cleveland, Ohio
Special place to visit

We've all heard of Helen Keller, but her childhood home brings her to life. What a remarkable... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
TrianaTeresa
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Seattle, Washington
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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.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“water pump” (20 reviews)
“helen keller” (102 reviews)
“miracle worker” (36 reviews)
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300 West North Commons, Tuscumbia, AL 35674
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 been her dream to someday visit...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 photos. It's a living museum with wonderful, knowledgeable docents. You should definitely go!

Thank TrianaTeresa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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 visit Ivy Green Helen Keller’s southern home in Tuscumbia, Alabama....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't know much about Helen Keller when I visited. The speaker helped me to understand more about her. The best part of the tour was at the very end when I actually saw Helen Keller on the T.V. screen. That was awesome.

Thank Angela B
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

We stopped in mid-afternoon in late December, so it was not busy. The lady who gave us the tour was very well informed and responsive. For $5 (seniors) you cannot go wrong. Our tour lasted over an hour. The history of the place and the...More

Thank MEB55304
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

Full of memorabilia! The actual pump Helen touched to understand concept of water. Recordings of her speaking, tons of photos.

Thank Margaret S
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

Found this attraction as we were traveling from AL to AR. Figured it would be a quick break, but we were in for a wonderful surprise. There is a guided tour of the main floor of the house (docents were very informative). One room was...More

Thank 346judithd
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Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

My mother was in town for the holiday so I was finding things to do when I saw this on trip advisor. We really enjoyed our visit and the hostess Laura was excellent. We had our very own private tour and learned so much. I...More

Thank Danyel C
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Ivy Greens is the birth place of blind Helen Keller who opened the eyes of the LIONS to provide sight to the blind on 30th June 1925.A must visit place.

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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

A great tour at a great price. We really enjoyed our guide and the story of Helen Keller. The grounds are so well kept and the price of the tour is affordable for all.

Thank Rrmckeown
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761joycea
25 August 2017|
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Response from Vicki G | Reviewed this property |
The cottage was always that close to the house and that is why they rode Helen around and around the property and local area so that she didn't realize she was so near to the house. When I saw the cottage I too thought it... More
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Mdurby
14 December 2016|
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Response from GeorgeJ_12 | 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
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