Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site

Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site

Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site

Parks Canada’s Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site commemorates the genius and compassion of renowned inventor Alexander Graham Bell. Exhibits show how he and his associates achieved Canada’s first powered flight with their airplane Silver Dart, produced the world’s fastest boat, advanced recording technology, designed giant kites and, of course, invented the telephone. Original artefacts, films, and family photographs highlight his scientific and humanitarian work. Visitors can also enjoy hands-on activities and a variety of programs.

Situated on 10 hectares of land with a superb view of the Bras d’Or Lake in Baddeck on Cape Breton Island, the Site overlooks Bell’s summer home, Beinn Bhreagh, still privately owned by his descendants.

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White Glove Tour

Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour, getting you up close and personal with Alexander Graham Bell’s photos, mementos, gadgets and gizmos! You will be introduced to the Bell collection and the basics of museum conservation, and invited to scrutinize a selection of Bell artifacts.

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Come Fly a Kite!

Create, decorate and fly a kite that’s yours to keep in our kite-making program. In the kid-friendly “Discover” area, invent and imagine as you get to know the role kites played in Bell’s experiments with flight. Then come out and marvel at your creation as it rises in the sky dotted with kites.

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Alec and I

Alexander Graham and Mabel Bell show us that the world can literally be changed by one’s love for another. They stood side by side, meeting the trials and tribulations of their lives together. Mabel’s hearing loss brought her to deaf educator Alexander, and the rest is history. Led by a guide, you’ll discover their story in this multimedia presentation, featuring artifacts and photographs from their time together.

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