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Ivy Green

300 West North Commons, Tuscumbia, AL 35674
+1 256-383-4066
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Stop on the way back to PA

Surprise the big gift shop was closed and only opened during the school year. Could this be added... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania
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Beautiful and Historic

We absolutely loved Ivy Green! The people working there were so informative and went out of their... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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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.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“helen keller” (88 reviews)
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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

Surprise the big gift shop was closed and only opened during the school year. Could this be added to my last review?

Thank 694janice
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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 cast members were in our group and were so...More

Thank Barbg63
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Anyone who knows the story of Helen Keller should make the time to see her childhood home if in the area.

Thank BGBark
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

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 my group was given a...More

Thank Marleelambert
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

The tour guides are very knowledgeable and their is a bunch of different things to see and take in. Most of the furniture is still original and the buildings are 100% original. A nice place to spend a couple hours learning about Helen and her...More

Thank Dakota C
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Beautiful home, love the history behind the Helen Keller story! Southern hospitality at it's finest! <3

Thank Kandy W
Reviewed 12 April 2017

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 "water" fame is still there for all to see. Heartwarming!

Thank CarolynD53
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

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 Braille books, the key with which she...More

Thank shoyla
Reviewed 24 March 2017

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.

Thank Carol Y
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Helen Keller was an amazing woman. She accomplished so much. This property is a wonderful tribute to her life.

Thank Suzy B
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About how long should be allocated for the tour?
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