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Ivy Green

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Helen Keller birthplace and Museum.

Our first stop on our trip to Muscle Shoals was a visit to Ivy Green. The cost of the tour was only... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cordova, Tennessee
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Retired, enjoyin life

The tour was fascinating, much history, makes me appreciate life so much more, informative guide... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Collierville, 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.
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300 West North Commons, Tuscumbia, AL 35674
+1 256-383-4066
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

If you aren't a fan if Helen Keller's, you may not be too impressed with this tour because it is short and sweet. However, I love any and all things HK and have wanted to visit here since I was a little girl. I'm 38...More

4  Thank ahcanupp
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

Plan to take the tour as you cannot walk the grounds without the tour. Ivy Green is interesting and refreshes memories of a remarkable woman and her teacher

2  Thank gogirlgo15
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first stop on our trip to Muscle Shoals was a visit to Ivy Green. The cost of the tour was only $6 per person. The tour guide was very knowledgeable on the life and times of Hellen Keller. It is also an affiliated site...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The tour was fascinating, much history, makes me appreciate life so much more, informative guide, will come for another visit

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Reviewed October 11, 2018

Helen Keller’s birthplace and home are very well preserved. Eighty-five percent of the furnishings and personal belongings are original to the home. Our docent was not as informative as the docent who gave the tour after us, but we were able to glean all the...More

Thank PhoenixRobin
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

We had a nice school field trip to the Ivy Green. It is a very interesting place to learn about the life of Helen Kellar. There are several buildings to look at. Their gift shop was closed when we were there (but may have been...More

Thank LenHill04
Reviewed September 16, 2018 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

1  Thank Ragan S
Reviewed August 28, 2018

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.

1  Thank ed7531
Reviewed August 18, 2018

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

1  Thank kardwr
Reviewed August 16, 2018

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 August 15, 2018 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 August 9, 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.

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July 7, 2018|
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Response from michellegA6389EC | 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
April 5, 2018|
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Response from Melissa H | Reviewed this property |
If I am not mistaken, it was $10 per person...
August 24, 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