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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  • My family, ages 15 to 65, went to the Alexander Graham Bell museum on a rainy day. It was the perfect thing to do. There are lots of displays an interesting photos and trivia to learn about the many t...  more »
  • Bell spent summers in NS and had quite an interesting life after he invented the telephone. Much of his later work seemed hit and miss but the story is interesting note the less. Baddeck s an interest...  more »
  • We loved this exhibit about Alexander Graham Bell's life as well as the time he spent in Nova Scotia. All we really knew was he invented the telephone, but it was fascinating to learn his family backg...  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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