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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.
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  • Short, informative lesson on history of the grounds and Helen Keller at the beginning, then you tour on your own. It was interesting to visit. $12 for 1 adult abd 1 child  more »
  • A great visit and highly recommend. Seeing this amazing home and the pieces of history was truly inspiring. The story of Helen and her teacher and friend and their travels around the world and...  more »

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