Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, Baddeck

4.5
Must see · Historic Site · 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. 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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  • This Museum is a great place to visit - a good location, lots of free parking, and hundreds of artifacts and displays to view. Alexander Graham Bell was an amazing man, who spent his life improving...  more »
  • Came here today to visit the museum. Staff members were really friendly, helpful and answered many of our questions. Parks Canada did an awesome job at showing everything at the museum. Lots of...  more »
  • Lovely informative staff are more than willing to answer your questions and share their knowledge! The displays are very well prepared and flow easily throughout the history of Mr. and Mrs. Bell and....  more »
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  • Amazing museum they have lots of very interesting and unique artifacts and inventions. I thought I knew quite a bit about Alexander Graham Bell until I came here. It has a bit of a strange layout inside but there is a very helpful map and extremely pleasant and knowledgable staff. Museum is run by Parks Canada so very easy to deal with and there are bilingual (French and English) staff on site. Very worthwhile experience and lots of good knowledge about all his various inventions.
  • We were travelling through on a family vacation and stopped by to see what kind of place it was. We thought it would be a quick stop and we ended up spending a couple of hours here! This place is just AMAZING! The kids really enjoyed it and they have so many things to see and do!! You won't be disappointed!!
  • This as museums go, is one of the most awesome I have ever been to. They even have kites available for you to take outside and fly on the big hill nearby. There is a scavenger hunt that even my slightly jaded 12 year old loved. Lots of interactive exhibits and so much information I didn't know. Great activity and really nice facility.
  • If you enjoy history then you would love to take your family to this place. It's a great story of Bell and his contributions. Don't miss it if you are in the area!
  • The only thing I knew about Alec Bell before I entered the museum was that he was the inventor of the telephone! Boy did I know very little about him before today! I cannot believe how philanthropic and inventive he was as an individual. I was also very amazed that he worked with Helen Keller as I had never heard of that! I was very impressed with the various photos, quotes, artifacts, and plans which were present in the museum. I loved the experience and because of it I am inspired to further study the world around me just as A. Graham and his family did for so many years.

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