• Ivy Green (Helen Keller Birthplace) - Tuscumbia, Alabama

      The water pump and cook's quarters
      Photo by Kimberly Goza
      The childhood home of Helen Keller, who despite being stricken in childhood with blindness and deafness became a revered writer and activist. The main house, built in 1820, now exhibits a number of memorabilia and photos from Keller's life, as well as period furnishings. The cottage next to it, which served as her father's office, is where she was born. It's not open to tours, but its interior, including some of Helen's toys, can be viewed through the windows. Also on the grounds are the cook's quarters and the rebuilt ice house.

      If you go:
      Open daily except Sundays and major holidays. Guided tours available. Every summer, a production of 'The Miracle Worker', William Gibson's dramatic masterpiece about Ann Sullivan's work with young Helen, is staged on the grounds.


      300 North Commons Street West
      Tuscumbia, Alabama 35674 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Ivy Green
      +1 (253) 383-4066