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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  • We stumbled upon this museum by chance. All d "first, outside, the view is beautiful. Then, visit the Interior is very instructive. We spend more than an hour without realizing it. We learn a lot about the various inventions of Graham Bell and all that he brought us. The visit is in English and french.
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  • My husband and I visited this Historic Site on our tour of Cape Breton Island this past summer. The grounds are lovely. It was fun to watch a busload of school kids playing outside after their visit a...  more »
  • We spent hours walking around, the old photographs were very interesting. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.  more »
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  • Great stop if you are passing through Cape Breton. It is close to the highway and has lots to see and experience. Plan to spend two hours there if you are going to do it justice. Worthwhile for kids and adults.
  • Great museum. Fantastic staff , very well informed and very friendly. Another must see place when you visit Cape Breton.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!

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