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Ivy Green

300 West North Commons, Tuscumbia, AL 35674
+1 256-383-4066
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Wonderful experience with knowledge tour guide!

We toured the Ivy Green house this last weekend and had a wonderful time. Our guide was so... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Stephanie D
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Lawrenceville, Georgia, United States
Worth a visit. Great tour

Tour guides here make this a pleasant experience. Filled with original artifacts. We left with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Digger671
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Atlanta, 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.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“helen keller” (109 reviews)
“water pump” (20 reviews)
“miracle worker” (37 reviews)
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300 West North Commons, Tuscumbia, AL 35674
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+1 256-383-4066
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"childhood home"
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"informative tour"
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"remarkable woman"
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"little girl"
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"the main house"
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"original furnishings"
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"beautiful grounds"
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"lions club"
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"dining room"
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"on display"
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Reviewed yesterday

We toured the Ivy Green house this last weekend and had a wonderful time. Our guide was so knowledgeable and so willing to answer all of our questions. We enjoyed touring all the different outbuildings and the cost was only $5 per person. SO very...More

Thank Stephanie D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tour guides here make this a pleasant experience. Filled with original artifacts. We left with very positive feelings about the history and story of courage that occurred here. Only negative is that the actual birth home needs repair. I understand that budget is tight, but...More

Thank Digger671
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in the Tuscumbia, AL area, don't miss going to the home of Helen Keller. I never realized she was so influential in fighting for the rights of blind people. She convinced the Lions Club to work for the blind and collect glasses...More

Thank sweetshrub
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ivy Green is beautiful and the original family collections there are compelling. It was incredible to sit alone at the door to Helen Keller's childhood bedroom and imagine her meeting Anne Sullivan there for the first time. The place is well-kept and the grounds are...More

Thank jjhauger
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a great educational stop for field trips, travelers or just for us locals. I’ve been here many times and I love how everything is displayed and hearing the stories of Helen and her family.

Thank Kim B
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Reviewed April 15, 2018

Being a fan of "the Miracle Worker" , Ivy Green has been on my list of places to visit for a long time. The guide was excellent, and gave an excellent historical account of the home and the family. The home was in great condition,...More

Thank kdh78
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Reviewed April 14, 2018

We really enjoyed touring the house with our family! We had 3 tween/teens with us who also enjoyed it. The guides are very knowledgeable and shared stories that kept the kids interested. The space is tight but the guides make sure that everyone gets a...More

Thank M0mB0mb
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Reviewed April 7, 2018

Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan were amazing and truly changed the world's perspective of the severely handicapped. The museum and park of Ivy Green have been well done!

Thank Donald F
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Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

We had a great time! Almost entirely original and very informative. Staff was welcoming and the tour guide was very knowledgeable. Can’t beat the price either!

Thank Ashley S
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Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

Worth the price of admission. You tour guide will explain a remarkable story of a remarkable person. Definitely a unique opportunity to appreciate how much a person can do with limited senses and how little we probably do with ours in comparison.

Thank tom g
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Evie H
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If I am not mistaken, it was $10 per person...
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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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