Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, Baddeck

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Find out how the telephone was invented by visiting Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, which includes a museum dedicated to the life and career of the famous innovator. Established in 1954, the museum overlooks Bell's summer home in Beinn Bhreagh, which is privately owned by his descendants. View a collection of Bell's artifacts, photographs, and personal items, see films and models of his inventions, and admire a life-size replica of a hydrofoil boat. The grounds are open to the public and make a great place for a walk or a picnic, while the museum often organizes workshops and interactive activities for children. Add Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site and other attractions to your Baddeck trip itinerary using our Baddeck trip planning site .
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  • Beautiful panorama of the coast of Cape Breton to see the site. To see the 30 minute presentation in the history of the great inventor Alexander Graham Bell at a cost of $ 3.90 visit the museum dedicated to the inventor
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  • Friends told us about this wonderful museum about this great Canadian who was ahead of his time. All the exhibits, talks, tours, are excellent & the staff are so good at their job & knowledgeable. We ...  more »
  • We were on a ships excursion and only made a photo stop at the statue. It is a nice statue set in a lovely area overlooking the water.  more »
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  • This honestly was incredible, waaaay better than I could have imagined. To all of the curators, staff, video team, designers, architects, historians, literally anyone that works there: thank you, and job well done. Such a meaningful visit on a beautiful location with an amazing story, there's really nothing better. It was the highlight of my trip by far, and honestly if I had known how much I would enjoy this museum I probably would have driven the 10 hours I did just for that alone! This. Is. A. Must. See.
  • Wet fall day, no crowd, easily viewed all that interested me. Found out there is more to Mister Bell than I could have imagined. Spectacular story in a spectacular place. Much to spark the imagination here!
  • It is amazing just how much Alexander Graham Bell did in his lifetime. The museum seems small on the outside but is packed with information and details of this great man's life. Including hundreds of artifacts and items, most of which he invented. It REALLY needs at LEAST half a day to walk through and maybe a whole day to really enjoy. Good for families with older children.
  • This museum is a very interesting place to visit. The displays are well laid out and I found them very interesting. The write ups offered lots of information on Alexander Graham Bell's life. A must visit!
  • I never knew what an amazing scientist Bell was. This museum is so well planned and interesting. A must go location.

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Most of the town's quaint inns and bed and breakfasts line Margaree Road. Harbor views are almost guaranteed, and you can cover the small, low-rise town easily on foot, no matter where you choose to stay. Look even closer to the coast, along Water Street, to enjoy prime views of the town's iconic lighthouse.
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