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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  • October 3, 2017
    Bell is a fascinating person who was relentlessly curious. You must stop here if you're in Baddeck. You'll learn about Canadian aviation history-- the Wright brothers weren't the only ones developing ...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    This was a fascinating and comprehensive look at the life of both Bell and his family. We followed the with a sail on the Amoeba to see his homestead and it was a lovely day.  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    Very interesting Museum; I discovered many things about Bell's life that I didn't know and especially all his work with the deaf and dumb children. All explained very well. There are activities for children. Trivia: despite being a group of adults we had so much fun to fly beautiful kites that the Museum offers;))
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  • July 3, 2017
    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.
  • May 27, 2017
    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!
  • June 18, 2017
    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.
  • July 2, 2017
    Our first time there. Fun for everyone in the family. Friendly staff. Lots to learn and see.
  • June 3, 2017
    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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