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Ivy Green, Tuscumbia

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Ivy Green is the name for the childhood home of Helen Keller. It is located in Tuscumbia, Alabama. The house was built in 1820 and is a simple white clapboard house. The actual well pump where Helen Keller first communicated with Anne Sullivan is located at Ivy Green. The property includes the cottage where Keller was born and the house where she spent her early childhood.''The Miracle Worker''Every summer, for over 30 years, the Helen Keller Foundation has presented outdoor performances of William Gibson's The Miracle Worker. The play is usually performed from early June through mid-July. It is especially popular during the Helen Keller Festival held in Tuscumbia every June. Discover how to plan a Tuscumbia trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • Helen Keller's name is all around this town...library, hospital, etc. The birthplace home was a nice stop to tour. We were given a brief story about Helen Keller and then left to tour on our own... 
    Helen Keller's name is all around this town...library, hospital, etc. The birthplace home was a nice stop to tour. We were given a brief story about Helen Keller and then left to tour on our own...  more »
  • The grounds are truly beautiful and I wished I had more time to explore, but it started raining. The house has a small museum that is very interesting. Most of the furniture is original. We are glad.....  more
    The grounds are truly beautiful and I wished I had more time to explore, but it started raining. The house has a small museum that is very interesting. Most of the furniture is original. We are glad.....  more »

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