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Address: 94 Tutela Heights Road, Brantford, Ontario N3T 1A1, Canada
Phone Number: 519-756-6220
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fascinating tid-bit of history

My visiting Belgian cousin and her husband visited here along with my mother and I. We loved the old switchboards and phones. Was a bit disappointed to learn that the cafe was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Hamilton, Canada
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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

My visiting Belgian cousin and her husband visited here along with my mother and I. We loved the old switchboards and phones. Was a bit disappointed to learn that the cafe was closed by the time we hoped to have a snack there. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly.

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Brantford, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The area is small, the homestead is small, but the history it tells of the Brantford area, and Alexander Graham Bell is large. It's not for everyone, but if you like the idea of finding out about life well before our time, then this is a must see.

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Brantford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A must see in Brantford - Its incredible to think that the telephone got it's start in this house and that Brantford and Brant County played such an important part in the development of the telephone. The homestead does a great job of showing what life was like when the Bell family lived here and when the phone was invented.

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Luvtravels33
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

The Bell Homestead is a great museum. The house itself has a lot of interesting things that you would find in any home of this period, and the narration on the Bells and the development of some of the technology is fascinating. We also enjoyed a light lunch at the Homestead Café, which offers sandwiches, wraps, salads, and soups. I... More 

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Brampton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We had the pleasure of visiting the Bell homestead on the date of the 139th birthday of the first telephone call. The Bell family farm home is beautifully maintained, and the original 19th century furnishings throughout the home are outstanding. It was a wondrous walk back in time to be able to experience Alexander Graham Bell's family home and view... More 

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Cambridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

$15.50 for 1 adult and two children under 12. Site closes at 4:30, guided tour of the Bell Homestead is approximately 45 minutes but you can wander the grounds and explore the first telephone business office on your own. Our guide was well spoken and very informative on both the history of the invention and that of the Bell family.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

A little off the beaten track, but worth the effort to find. This museum was once the home of Melville Bell, the father of Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone. Bell conceived the idea of the telephone while living here to recover his health as the climate was better than Scotland. The museum gives a good view into... More 

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Pueblo, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The Alexander G Bell Homestead in Brantford, Ontario is a nice bit of history that most Americans do not know about. Having a Canadian mother, who grew up in Brantford, I was well aware that Brantford owns this invention. The cluster of buildings and displays are well organized. The staff were very knowledgeable and accommodating. I would recommend for every... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Took kids there to tour the grounds and learn about the telephone. Beautiful grounds, great tour. A nice way to spend an afternoon

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I was lucky enough to settel down in Brantford when I first landed in Canada in 2011 and my first picnic was at Bell Homestead, It is very organised and maintained historic building .

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