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Bell Homestead

94 Tutela Heights Road, Brantford, Ontario N3T 1A1, Canada
519-756-6220
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Ranked #3 of 23 attractions in Brantford
Type: Historic Sites
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English first
Brantford, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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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Surrey
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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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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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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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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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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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Brantford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Brian and his staff are genuinely welcoming and knowledgeable. They make the history of Alexander Graham Bell come alive with interesting stories about his life and his family. This is truly a integral part of the history of Brantford, and much more than a museum or an archive of that time and place in our history.

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Brantford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Though quite a small attraction, the Bell Homestead is well done and well preserved with period furnishings. The land behind the homestead is giving way to the river and the land is quite small but it is nice afternoon stop for anyone looking to have a quiet afternoon tour.

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Paris, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

A must see if in the area, we always take our visitors here. Allow for about an hour or so. Location is just outside of Brantford

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

I always wanted to visit this site, finally had the chance. First I was ushered to watch the video - 20 minutes. "The greatest Canadian". The tour guide told me AGB was actually British. Video started interesting but got boring and "over the top". It is also dating (e.g. Air Canada's 747 no longer in their fleet). But I enjoyed... More

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