Ivy Green is the home where Helen Keller was born and raised. Helen lost her hearing and site at one and a half years old from an illness. She survived and was united March 3, 1887 with her teacher Anne Sullivan. For over 50 years Anne Sullivan would teach Helen. Built in 1820 it is a simple white clapboard house. 640-acre tract in historic Tuscumbia. Built in 1820 by David and Mary Fairfax Moore Keller, Helen Keller grandparents.