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Address: 94 Tutela Heights Road, Brantford, Ontario N3T 1A1, Canada
Phone Number: 519-756-6220
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Tue - Sun 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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Telephone's Birthplace

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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Cambridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

$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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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Brantford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I travel by this place every week. I haven't been inside for years, but I really enjoyed it and I like being reminded of the history whenever I travel past.

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Brantford, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This place is really good and you get to learn about local History about the Family that lived there. They have plays there that you can sit outside and watch in the Summer

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Almere, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

More a house than a museum still a must see if your in the neighbourhood. Close to the Grant river. Combine it with other attractions in the area.

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Lucan, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Food was great - old fashioned home cooked feel consistent with the late 1800 atmosphere. Staff was friendly - spent time talking and learning about guests. Small lunch room able to handle small groups under 15. Not expensive for atmosphere at a National Historic Site - unusual!

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maracaibo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Kind crew and excelent maintennance. I recomend to visit! There was where Alexander G. Bell discover the telephone and contain a museum about that!

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Address: 94 Tutela Heights Road, Brantford, Ontario N3T 1A1, Canada
Phone Number: 519-756-6220
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Brantford
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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