Marconi National Historic Site of Canada, Glace Bay

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  • Some unexpected history took place in this mostly forgotten corner of Canada, as telecommunication history was made. It is one of the more engaging National Historic Sites, especially for those who ha...  more »
  • This is a one room place and there is no fee to see where the first messages were sent, they have a big display of what things use to look like and staff is really helpful and informative. It's worth ...  more »
  • It is a small exhibit but it explains well the challenges that Marconi faced when he tried to send his signal across the Atlantic Ocean. We visited with our five kids and they all learned something. I...  more »
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  • This place is closed, but the cliff is nice and there was a cute Kitty my wife got to play with.
  • This site is gorgeous in the Spring. I visited with my fiance in the late afternoon, and it was chilly, peaceful, and entirely devoid of other visitors. The cliffs and the sound of the ocean are beautiful. Aside from the natural beauty of the site, the remains of Marconi's towers are fascinating. There are several signs with historic information, even if there are no guides to help. On a different note, this site is so difficult to find! We had to use our GPS and just trust that we were indeed going the right way. You will pass by a lot of houses in a residential area before you arrive.
  • It's small but extremely significant to telecommunications history. Guides were wonderful and approached visitors to offer short tours and offer their expertise. Beautiful view. We did the Miners Museum 8km away in the morning, had lunch, then did Marconi. Hit the Fossil Centre after lunch, all at a nice easy pace.
  • Came in and everything was borded up. Closed? No info indicating operating hours etc
  • Very educational stop. Nice views. Learned lots on Marconi's scientific contributions.