Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site

Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site

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This museum chronicles the life and career of Alexander Graham Bell with its rich collection of artifacts and documents accumulated by Dr. Bell and his family during their time in Nova Scotia.
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smz42
Olney, MD82 contributions
Oct. 2022
The Alexander Graham Bell Museum in Baddeck was way more than I expected. It was substantial in size and told the story of his life with many pictures, artifacts, prototypes and videos. It also showed that he discovered many things besides the telephone. It is definitely worth a visit. Plan on at least an hour.
Written November 9, 2022
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Hazel B
Steinbach, Canada52 contributions
Jul. 2022
We were a small group on a bus tour and made a stop here. We had a young guide in the Museum who told us history of Alexander Bell and his wife Mabel. It was very interesting to listen to him and afterwards walk through. Also the grounds outside were lovely as well. So glad we made this stop.
Written October 31, 2022
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CathP027
Waterloo, Canada597 contributions
Oct. 2022 • Couples
My husband and I heard about the exhibit and since in the area felt it was a must see as Mr. Bell was an amazing inventor. The building is very nice and we certainly learned much about his life and accomplishments the exhibit was primarily posters of old photos and a few exhibits.
Written October 8, 2022
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Gloria
4 contributions
Oct. 2022
We spent about two hours in the museum, reading all about Alec and Mabel Bell and their life together. We learned so much about them both. He was like a DaVinci—always inquiring and creating. She was amazing—she was deaf from the age of 5 but learned to speak many languages. She could lip read. This museum taught us so much about their accomplishments and family life and about their special love story. Highly recommend!
Written October 7, 2022
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DeanMurphy2020
Orlando, FL7,527 contributions
Jun. 2022
Alexander Graham Bell [3 March 1847–2 August 1922] was born in Edinburg, Scotland, and died two weeks before my father’s birth. At age 23, he and his family traveled to Ontario. He converted a carriage house to his “dreaming place.” His primary interest was the human voice, inspired in party by the Six Nations Reserve, where he learned the Mohawk language and translated its unwritten vocabulary into Visible Speech symbols [phonetics].

By 1874, Bell was completing a telegraph system and worked on voice communication, largely because of his marriage to Mabel Hubbard in 1877. His wedding gift was 1,487 shares in the newly formed Bell Telephone Company. Mabel was deaf, and Bell’s inventions assisted her in “hearing” what other said. They had four children and enjoyed much time at a family compound in Baddeck, Cape Breton Island.

But Bell’s inventions far exceeded phone/telegraph communications, as demonstrated by this phenomenal historic museum. One of those inventions is the Silver Dart airplane, and far too many to mention in a brief review. This museum is a MUST SEE educational facility. Astounding!
Written September 28, 2022
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Mark B
Liverpool, UK600 contributions
Sep. 2022
came via a ship tour took about an hour to get to here could have easily have spend a couple of hours hear it totally amazed us what he was involved with
highly recommend a visit
Written September 18, 2022
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DavidJM4214
Lehigh Valley, PA50 contributions
Sep. 2022
I enjoyed learning about Alexander Graham Bell and was amazed at how many different interests he was involved in. The museum was well laid out and easily accessible to anyone with mobility issues.
Written September 15, 2022
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pjfer
Vanderhoof, Canada60 contributions
Sep. 2022 • Couples
This is a very well run museum. It was so fascinating to hear about the history of Alexander Graham Bell and his family. I would definitely recommend stopping here. There are many interesting and engaging displays.
Written September 15, 2022
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Debbie S
7 contributions
Sep. 2022 • Friends
Very well done! Educational and wonderfully laid out museum. I especially enjoyed how the personal side of the Bell family was incorporated. Going through the museum took us about 3 hours.
Written September 15, 2022
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Jerry G
Coppell, TX546 contributions
Sep. 2022
This is a small museum, easy to visit in less than 1 hour during which you will learn many interesting facts about Bell. He was quite the innovator and inventor even outside the telecommunications world. The most "fun" fact was that he and his brother taught a dog to speak a short sentence.
Written September 15, 2022
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