Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site is located on Chebucto Street (Route 205), in a residential area on the east edge of the village of Baddeck, a community of 1000 people which is the municipal and service centre of Victoria Country in Nova Scotia, Canada.
A unique exhibit complex where models, replicas, photo displays, artifacts, and films describe the fascinating life and work of Alexander Graham Bell. Special events such as Harvest Home complement the offering of activities on this site, situated on 10 hectares of landscaped grounds overlooking scenic Bras d'Or Lake and Baddeck Bay.
Best known as the inventor of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922) was also one of the outstanding figures of his generation in the education of the deaf. Bell first came to Baddeck in 1885 and returned the next year to establish a vacation home for his family, far from the formality and summer heat of Washington D.C. He regularly spent a substantial part of the year at Beinn Bhreagh and both he and his wife, Mabel Hubbard Bell, played an active role in the social and intellectual life of the village.
Find out how Bell's gigantic kites and airplane experiments led him to build a world marine record-setting hydrofoil boat.
Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site offer a visitor facilities such as:
Tourism Literature - Racks containing Nova Scotia tourism information brochures are just inside the entrance of the building. The village of Baddeck provides an information service at the Baddeck Welcome Centre.
Recreation - There are about a dozen picnic tables (one accessible for mobility-impaired visitors) located adjacent to the parking lot on the path to the roof garden area. You may want to visit the roof garden to view scenery, including the vista to Beinn Bhreagh, and to take photographs.
Sales Outlet - The Alexander Graham Bell Museum Association, a non-profit organization, operates a sales shop in the Museum building. It sells books, print materials, souvenirs, film and other gift items that relate strongly to Bell, his works and the themes of the site. It also operates a Tea Room on Site overlooking the beautiful Bras d'Or Lakes and the Bell's Baddeck home "Beinn Bhreagh".
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