What a joy it was to discover this home of this great inventor in Brantford, Ontario - Canada.
The Homestead of the Alexander Graham Bell Family. This is where the boy Alexander became the man and inventor of the telephone. He did much of his thinking in the backyard overlooking a steep gorge. His invention was found while seeking a way to communicate with his mother who was deaf. He devised a sort of stethoscope, (a section of flexible tubing with a cone on each end). He found that if he placed one end on his mother's forehead and by speaking into the other end that his mother was able to understand him by the vibrations received on her forehead. The first long distance call was made from here. Long distance for the times.... from Brantford to Paris (Paris Canada) that is. Just a few miles down the road. The house here became the very first sales office for Bell Telephone of Canada. It later became one of the main switchboards. The Bell family came first to this little house in Canada after fleeing Europe due to the outbreak of the plague. They lived quite well here, being of upper middle class. There is a small fee to tour the house, carriage house and grounds. Tickets may be purchased on site In the small gift shop, also the main entryway to the estate.
I am certain that you won't want to miss this historical estate while in passing through or visiting Brantford-Ontario, Canada. It is a little better than an hours drive on the main highway from Niagara Falls Canada or an hours drive from Waterloo-Ontario, Canada. Be sure to check their website for hours and days that they are open.
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