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. 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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  • Alexander Graham Bell and his wife Mable spent the last 30 years of their lives in Baddeck where they built their home named Beinn Breagh (=gaelic for "beautiful mountain"). Visitors will be amazed at...  more »
  • Really fantastic museum. Great displays, films, models. It was very interesting. I had no idea Alexander graham Bell invented so many things! 
  • As a Scot I was brought up to be proud of Alexander Graham Bell as he invented the telephone but this museum describes beautifully that he was more than that. He devoted his life to helping the deaf t...  more »
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  • Glad we stopped at this history rich museum. Rich with details of the life and times of AGB including how influential his wife Mabel was to him. Loved the full sized model of the Silver Dart hanging from the ceiling, though not the best placement for good photos.
  • A nice museum that's not overwhelming and demonstrates Bell's passion and humility. It also shows recognition for the influences in his life, especially his wife Mabel. A true humanitarian and visionary. Baddeck is beautiful and you can see why they chose it as their place to settle. What a life.
  • A worthwhile stop if you are in the region and enjoy the history of innovation. The displays and timelines clearly present Bell's many contributions. I appreciate how the museum gives credit to those Bell worked with on the inventions and Mabel's influence throughout his life.
  • Great lil spot. Very informative and engaging. Fascinating history.
  • Excellent historic site. I never realized that Alexander Graham Bell did so many things. A MUST see.