Marconi National Historic Site

Months of Operation

July 1 - September 2

Hours Of Operation

10am–6pm.

Location

15 Timmerman Street, Table Head, Glace Bay, Fleur-de-lis/Marconi/Metro CB

Contact

T: 902-842-2530

O/S: 902-295-2069

F: 902-295-3496

E: pc.information.pc@canada.ca

Description

In a world of nanosecond speeds and cloud technology, it’s hard to remember a time when wireless messages couldn’t even cross the Atlantic. Guglielmo Marconi would change the world forever with the first official transatlantic exchange of radio messages at Glace Bay. Find out how Marconi triumphed at his first permanent transatlantic wireless station at Table Head, and how his work would usher in the age of global communications.

In December 1902, a wire antenna suspended from four giant wooden towers beamed an official wireless message across the Atlantic. Walk along our coastal trail to see what remains of the Table Head Station and marvel at the breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean. Tap out a message in Morse code and chat with our interpreters about the history of wireless communications.

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Facilities / Services

Bus tours
Parking
Picnic tables
Limited accessibility
Bilingual/Multilingual staff available

Detailed Information

Admission: Admission free; donations accepted.