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Marconi Station

Six miles north of Salt Pond Visitor Center, Wellfleet, MA
508-349-3785
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Ranked #13 of 17 Attractions in Wellfleet
Type: Historic Sites
Description: The site of the first trans-Atlantic message, transmitted by the "Father of Radio," Guglielmo Marconi.
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English first
Upstate NY
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81 reviews 81 reviews
53 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

All our National Parks are top notch! Marconi Station offers great history in a small exhibit at the center. And definitely take a ranger walk/talk if you can. Just the site alone is awesome as it sits high above the gorgeous beach on Nantucket Sound.

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Morgantown, WV
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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Attended a wedding on the Marconi Overlook and everything was great. It is possible to do that as one only has to get a permit. Wonderful views and atmosphere.

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Connecticut
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72 reviews 72 reviews
19 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The informative plaques and the grand vista are all that remain after the terrible storms of 2013. A visitors center is planned for this important historic site.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The Marconi Station view point was one of the highlights of my trip to The Cape. While the station is not there anymore there are some detailed signs that explain the historical significance of the spot. Even if you are not into history climb the platform and look at the spectular views of the Atlantic. You may even get lucky... More

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Alexandria, VA
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229 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This is place where Guglielmo Marconi made connections with England through the first transatlantic wireless exchange. There are only a few remnants of the station itself with the full story encompassed on some interpretive markers. But there is a feel to the place, a sense of history in the making right on the shores of the Atlantic on Cape Cod.... More

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Midwest, USA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Go really freakin' late at night. As late as they stay open. Do they close? Can't remember. Drive down the road and turn your lights off. Super scary - woo hoo! Go up onto the overlook and pretend it's 1901. Might as well be. So awesome!

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Rochester, New York
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11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Marconi station is no longer there....erosion has had it's way with it and tumbled it down the dunes. This is a precursor to what will happen up and down the dunes for the next generations to come. There's no natural force on earth like the ocean.

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Last time we were here, there was a pavilion and more of the artifacts from the past. This time it was explained that, original location is now eroded and gone. We can still look into the Atlantic Ocean and imagine the excitement once it happened here. We saw many seals hanging out near in the sea. It was a great... More

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Bellingham, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

The location of the first trans-Atlantic Morse code message. I have seen this place my entire childhood and I am so sad to report how much the ocean as eroded the sand cliffs. As far back as I can remember I could see the location of the original poles (4 or so brick foundations) which this year have sadly disappeared.... More

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Hyannis, Massachusetts
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

This historical site is quickley disapearing into the sea. It is amazing to contemplate haw for comunication has come in such a short period of time.

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