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

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We visited the bell homestead to fill time because it was raining. We were so impressed by the friendliness and knowledge of the guide. Mr Bell was such an interesting man. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 1, 2015
Helen W
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English first
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

We visited the bell homestead to fill time because it was raining. We were so impressed by the friendliness and knowledge of the guide. Mr Bell was such an interesting man. We had no idea! Also had lunch in the cafe which was lovely with excellent service.

Thank Helen W
Union, New Jersey
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525 reviews
208 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

My friend and I were tourists from New Jersey. Until I took the tour, I never knew that Alexander Graham Bell was not an American. He was a Scottish born Canadian citizen. The Homestead is small but very interesting and the included guided tour was exceptional. The introductory video was also very interesting and informative. I am 79 and I... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

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.

Thank ERJ-f12
Brantford, Canada
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115 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

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.

Thank travelBUG1953
Brantford, Canada
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41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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.

2 Thank d d
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206 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Luvtravels33
Brampton, Canada
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40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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 

Thank Wayne B
Cambridge, Canada
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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 

Thank DragunFamily
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Tim P
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 

1 Thank Carolyn S

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