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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  • This was by far one of the best and most informative places we visited. Learning all the things Alexander Graham bell invented was amazing. Plan on spending a lot of time here. It is a never-ending story about this amazing man and his accomplishments. Well worth the price and time.
  • Nice modern building with staff who knew what they were talking about and were happy to guide you. There was a lot of reading to do, but it was set out well and in a chronological order. There were some nice big reconstructions of some of the inventions that he made, as well as quite a lot of small original inventions, photographs etc. There were a number of interactive films and videos to watch as well. You definitely need to spend a couple of hours here. It has all the usual facilities, but having arrived at lunch time, I was disappointed at what their cafe had to offer. Basically it was something to drink with a piece of cake. Nothing more substantial than that. Based on the number of people there at that time, I’m sure they could have done a better job of creating a better eating experience.
  • We popped in with only a short amount of time to spend. I was so surprised to learn as much as I did. Mr. Bell was a smart and creative man - I had no idea of the breadth of his involvement in so many different things: phones, flights, x-rays, teaching the deaf, and it goes on. Well executed, inexpensive for families, an architecturally interesting building and a stunning view: worth a stop for sure.
  • Beautiful flowers as you approach, with hummingbirds and dragonflies flitting around. We were there for about an hour, as there is a lot to read. Super interesting learning about this very compassionate, brilliant man. There is a gift shop, and small cafe inside. I enjoyed seeing his "speed boat" and all the other inventions.
  • Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site is a museum dedicated to the inventions of the man who lived in Baddeck. There is a lot of information available for kids and adults alike. The museum is surrounded by beautiful terraces on a hill that overlook the charming town and its large harbour. The gift shop has quite a few interesting items such as commemorative coins. Visiting this place takes a little bit less than an hour.
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