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Bell Homestead

94 Tutela Heights Road, Brantford, Ontario N3T 1A1, Canada
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Ranked #4 of 16 Attractions in Brantford
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Tue - Sun 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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Brantford, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Brantford, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We had a very nice meal at the Homestead Restaurant that is beside the Bell house. We had our Grandkids with us and they also enjoyed the visit. There were things set up for the kids to try . So if you want to have a look back at yesteryear, please check it out.

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Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
53 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This is a wonderful place to check out when in the area. All you need is about half a hour to take it all in. There is a small admittance fee but worth checking out. Plenty of parking. A great place to learn the history of Alexander Graham Bell, his family and his contribution to the telephone. Being raised in... More 

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Brantford, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

For Alexander Graham Bell (Inventor of the telephone), I am sure at the time, it felt like a mansion, however in this day and age, the home is considered small, the tour takes maybe 10 minutes, not a lot of original furnishings, all are remodels, or replicas, stopping in would be a nice addition to a country drive, show the... More 

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Brantford, Canada
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99 reviews 99 reviews
46 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Home of Alexander Bell for a short period when he invented the telephone. Nothing really to see besides a 10 minute walk through of the house and gift shop.

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Toronto, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We were the only visitors that morning so we were fortunate to have an extended, personal tour given by an extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. Interesting artifacts, dating from 1870 when the Bell family immigrated from Scotland and Alec Bell's early experiments which led to the invention of the telephone, beautifully presented. There is a small gift shop and a... More 

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Westtown, Pennsylvania, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The telephone is an invention that has transformed our world. Yet, it's origin is somewhat humble. A visit to the Bell Homestead in Brantford Ontario will give an appreciation for the place where Bell first conceived of the idea of the device and made his early drawings. The home is well preserved, and is on a quiet street in a... More 

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