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Ivy Green

Open Now: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Open today: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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We really enjoyed this beautifully maintained piece of history. We all learned so much about Helen... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ragan S
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Incredibly amazing lady!

We visited with my sister and her husband on a nice sunny day. The tour was most impressive if not... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Decatur, Alabama
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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.
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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

We really enjoyed this beautifully maintained piece of history. We all learned so much about Helen Keller and what a magnificent woman she was. Our three children, ages 8,10, and 12 really enjoyed it. I enjoyed the museum room in the house very much. What...More

Thank Ragan S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited with my sister and her husband on a nice sunny day. The tour was most impressive if not down right inspiring about the accomplishments of this amazing woman. If you enjoy seeing a bit of history this is a good stop.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My niece who is deaf, but wears cochlear implants had read a book about Helen Keller so we wanted to take her to see where she was born. We watched the movie, Miracle Worker, before going. It was an awesome visit and the museum was...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ivy Green is a beautiful place to visit. Helen Keller's story is amazing, certainly a story of an amazing woman and her dedicated companions. The house and grounds have been maintained exceptionally well. I believe 80% of the furnishings in the main house and 100%...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by here on our way to Florida! We homeschool our kids and learned about Helen Keller, so visiting her birthplace was such a great way to make her life real! There is ample parking, even across the street. We were traveling in our...More

Thank Andrea A
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Wonderful little house, birthplace of Helen Keller. Beautifully preserved. Amazing original artifacts. Very thorough tour. Learned a lot about a woman that I didn't know. Worth the time.

Thank Daniel H
Reviewed 5 August 2018

I loved that the museum is located in Helen's childhood home. Our guide was wonderful with many stories to tell of Helen's life. I hadn't realized how much Helen accomplished during her lifetime. Truly a remarkable woman. It was worth the visit.

Thank Wendy W
Reviewed 10 July 2018

As a young girl, I was captivated by the story of Helen Keller, and only recently made this trip to her birthplace with my own daughter. The staff is lovely, the home is incredibly authentic and contains mostly original items, and there is a wonderfully...More

Thank Jessica M
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

What a great tour, our guide was very informative and took time with our group. Ivy green was open on the Fourth of July! (Not many things in the area are open.) Everything was well caredfo. It felt like we’d gone back in time.

Thank Kelsey C
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

The three ladies touring the house were very knowledgeable. They knew the items in each room without even having to look at them. The guide didn’t go upstairs but the area was a bit small. It’s probably a visit once type of place.

Thank KurleyHT
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7 July 2018|
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Response from Michelle G | Reviewed this property |
Park in the parking lot and you can walk around certain areas around the house. There are some exhibits you can view for free and you can get a picture of the front of the house.
Evie H
6 April 2018|
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Response from Melissa H | Reviewed this property |
If I am not mistaken, it was $10 per person...
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