TUSCUMBIA— The birthplace of Helen Keller,  Ivy Green, one of the Shoals most famous attractions, is reopening at 8:30 a.m. Saturday after being closed for nine weeks due to COVID-19 precautions.

Ivy Green Director Sue Pilkilton said the process of touring the home will look a little different for the foreseeable future.

"I'm just thankful to be open and hope we never have to close the doors to Helen Keller's birthplace again."

Pilkilton said visitors will be asked to keep the minimum six-foot distance at all times. Visitors will be encouraged not to touch items in the home but only read the  information.

Hours at Ivy Green are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.