Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, Baddeck

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History Museum
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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  • My son and two Grandsons stopped for a visit at the Museum on our way to visit other family members in Sydney. The boys 11and7 were very excited. The Museum did not disappoint...the boys were given a ...  more »
  • It's an interesting walk through for those who are interested in his history and contributions to the world. Not something I'd go out of my way to visit, but if you are in the area, you can easily spe...  more »
  • So many wonderful exhibits to see, feel and interact with. I was struck by the energies of a great mind and inventor that I felt were still present in the items that he enjoyed while on Earth. Plan on...  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.