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Address: Six miles north of Salt Pond Visitor Center, Wellfleet, MA
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(508) 255-3421
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The site of the first trans-Atlantic message, transmitted by the...

The site of the first trans-Atlantic message, transmitted by the "Father of Radio," Guglielmo Marconi.

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Interesting to see and learn about early communication and the efforts of Marconi. I try to imagine how challenging it was, and his perseverance to accomplish his goals. Lessons... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 July 2016
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

If you're passing by then drop in but you won't find a lot here to see and do, though the nearby dunes, beachfront and park are nice.

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Montpelier, Vermont
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

This is the site of the first transatlantic radio station established by Marconi near the turn of the 20th century. The ocean has taken just about all of the remains of the station, and the National Park Service removed a memorial a few years ago before the ocean could get it. The views are fantastic from the top of the... More 

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Clark Mills, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

This was a very pretty place and we walked for a couple of hours, we saw many seals along the way and even came upon a large group of seals, about 25 or so, it was hard to count them all as they diving under the surface a lot. The dunes were beautiful and were all of the rocks and... More 

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Thank Laurie E
Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

It is a 15 minute trip. The overlooks are not cleared enough to see the shore below, need to go off path to get to edge and see the shore. The historical plaques to read are well done, but the replacement of the original building with modern solar powered cell tower lessens the experience (especially for the kids) hard to... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Interesting to see and learn about early communication and the efforts of Marconi. I try to imagine how challenging it was, and his perseverance to accomplish his goals. Lessons we can learn from. And now you can see what nature has done to such a site as life goes on. While there enjoy the views and the beach too.

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Thank RecreationV
Milford, Connecticut
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Coming here for 30 yrs never disappointed, was a favorite place to bring our girls and now my grandsons! History and beauty, biking and walking, beach is awesome!

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Austin, Texas
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136 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

This brick building looks dumpy from the outside, but is a treasure trove of photos, equipment and information within, with some early films of the area. There are photos of Marconi and descriptions of early work from his Italian estate. Distress messages from the Titanic were received here! This station was the North American end of the first transatlantic telegraph... More 

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Thank Eileenthepainter
Burlington, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Interesting model of the Marconi Station as it was first set up 90? years ago. Also. when looking down towards the ocean, there are many seals sunning themselves or swimming near the shore. Sometimes, a shark appears and they scramble to the sand.

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Thank Martin W
Westhampton, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

A small museum full of interesting items and facts. The volunteers were knowledgeable, friendly and very willing to engage in conversation.

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Thank Sue O
Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

The nice model of the early station is no longer there,having been moved/dismantled due to erosion in storms 2013. Site still shows general area of the early original wireless station,plus info boards, and timelines are still here for visitors to view . It was here ,the night of April 14,1912,that the faint distress signals (sos.cqd) of the ill fated RMS... More 

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