A Virtual Walkthrough of Ivy Green
On a cloudy day in January,
2003 , my brothers, a family friend and I visited Ivy Green in Tuscumbia,
Alabama. We arrived armed with three digital cameras and proceeded to
take about 250 pictures. We included the best of those pictures here, so
people who cannot visit Ivy Green in person can still see and find out about
the house and property where Helen Keller lived as a young girl.
The house has not changed much over the years. You can see that by clicking here to see an image of the house that was included in The Story of My Life, which was published in 1903.
As you exit the parking area and approach the gate in the fence, there are several plaques for visitors to read. Just to the left of the gate is the plaque pictured below.
The plaque reads:
Ivy Green — The family home of Captain Arthur M. & Kate Adams Keller was built in 1820, being the second house erected in Tuscumbia. Here on June 27, 1880 was born America's First Lady of Courage — Helen Adams Keller.