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Bell Homestead

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Address: 94 Tutela Heights Rd, Brantford, Ontario N3T 1A1, Canada
Phone Number: 519-756-6220
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This is where Alex got the idea for the invention of the telephone!

Guided tour was no extra cost. I took my 9 year old Granddaughter and she loved it! Some hands on exhibits in the old telegraph office also onsite.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Donna S
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Brantford, Ontario, Canada
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Brantford, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Guided tour was no extra cost. I took my 9 year old Granddaughter and she loved it! Some hands on exhibits in the old telegraph office also onsite.

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Vancouver
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the homestead as a child and looked forward to an exciting time once again. Perhaps it hasn't aged well, but it certainly didn't live up to my expectations. The historic home is well maintained, and the staff are eager to help... but there's not much context provided on the science of the telephone's development. An exhibit addressing this... More 

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Paris, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

really a good tea room with decent food in an historic site . worth the visit see the nearby bell museum

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived just as they were opening and they first had us watch a short video about Alexander Graham Bell. I learned a lot of things I didn't already know about Bell. The tour guide then walked us through the main house. Great info and historical facts. At the end of the tour you can walk through the last building... More 

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Dundas, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We lived in the area for many years and had known some of Alexander Graham Bell's connection with Brantford. From visiting the homestead and taking the tour we learned so much more. Nice simple museum with well informed docents.

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quebec
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So many things we learned about the telephone inventor Graham Bell The first long distance telephone communication originated in Graham Bell's Homestead in Brantford Ontario Well worth the visit for the low cost of $6.00 per person A must visit with guide suggested

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Brantford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Very interesting tour with a lovely cafe on site. Learned a lot about Alexander Graham Bell, his life and any inventions, and had a yummy lunch as well.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

We drove down from Oakville to see this site. Enjoyed it very much! Two different homes on the site - you walk through one on your own and then meet with a guide who gives you a 20 minute tour of the Bell home. It doesn't take a long time but the period homes were interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Family from England wanted to do some sightseeing while here. Took them to the Bell Homestead and decided to have lunch there. We had never eaten there so it was a treat for us as sell. It was very quaint and we enjoyed the food.

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Cambridge
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Stopped in with my sister as we haven't been since we were children. The museum consists of a vistor's centre, Melville House where Bell invented the telephone, and a small museum with a fun assortment of telephones. It is a small historic site but well worth the visit. We were met at the curatorial building by friendly staff and told... More 

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