Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, Baddeck

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History Museum Historic Site
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. To visit Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site on your holiday in Baddeck, and find out what else Baddeck has to offer, use our Baddeck vacation route planner.
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  • Museum very interesting. Surprising to see all that he has accomplished, and not only in relation to the phone, this topic is just a small portion of the Museum. There is a lot of information, and a lot of reading. Is maybe less young children even though there is all the same things for them. We arrived, there was young people who did fly a kite outside.
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  • As part of our east coast trip we decided to break up the drive with a few stops we normally wouldn't do. The museum was a pleasant surprise, i knew he invented the phone but had no idea he created so...  more »
  • While I learned a great deal about Alexander Graham Bell, and have a new found appreciation for his humanity towards others, I found the museum to be out dated since it lacked interactive activities- ...  more »
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  • Very informative and laid out. Alex was quite the dude. Smart too, to make Baddeck a second home as well as the countless contributions to furthering our society.
  • Wow. What an eye opener. This man and family were very busy. This historical site has so much information available. Lots to see and read. A definite check it out!
  • Very interesting. Bell was an extremely busy man. I was expecting a small one room gallery so this exceeded all expectations. Baddeck's setting is pretty.
  • Our first time there. Fun for everyone in the family. Friendly staff. Lots to learn and see.
  • Worth a stop, very informative. They should do something about controlling the echo and sound. Poor design. Too bad you can't tour the home.

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