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Bell Homestead

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Address: 94 Tutela Heights Rd, Brantford, Ontario N3T 1A1, Canada
Phone Number: +1 519-756-6220
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Pretty place for an outdoor event

It was late when I visited the Bell Homestead so I was unable to do a guided tour. However, I spent whatever time I had roaming around the property, enjoying the pretty set-up... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
KathleenR_28
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Port Dover, Canada
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Port Dover, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was late when I visited the Bell Homestead so I was unable to do a guided tour. However, I spent whatever time I had roaming around the property, enjoying the pretty set-up that was being done for a play. Definitely a must-visit and a must-learn-more about this place the next time.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Quaint country homestead house with abundance of historical artifacts and information. If you are a fan of Bell, or just a history buff, a must see. PS: The apples out in front of the house are delicious!

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Brantford, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

The Bell Homestead, boyhood home of Alexander Graham Bel ils a quaint little home in the Tutela Heights section of Brantford. They have many family artifacts from the Bell family, and an extensive history of Alex's life in Brantford. Not only is it historically exciting but it also has many planned events, including tea's and dinners at the museum. OR... More 

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Thank travelBUG1953
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

Excellent place to officiate an outdoor wedding. History, Rustic, Ambiance inside and out! Great place for wedding pics too! 👍🏼

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Largs, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

We visited last week being Scottish we knew of the history of Alexander Graham Bell, however our guide Brian was exceptional in his knowledge and the tour he gave us was second to none. I would highly recommended visiting the homestead it makes for a very interesting insight into Bell in his belief in helping deaf people along with his... More 

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

We visited this wonderful museum very early in our travelsl and just loved it. Our guide was great and it was fantastic to see how the telephone began.

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

House was very interesting and guide was excellent. Seeing the original phones was amazing. House was beautifully furnished with some genuine pieces from Bell's time.

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Barrie, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Our guide was very knowledgeable. Definitely worthwhile to better appreciate Bell's time in Brantford and the genesis of the telephone. I especially enjoyed seeing the various prototypes of the phone, which allowed me to really appreciate the logical evolution and refinement of Bell's ideas. His work with the deaf was clearly a huge source of inspiration. The original telephone office,... More 

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Saint Thomas, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

If you are into history, the Bell Homestead is worth the trip. The movie at the beginning is just ok. Pass if you can as the guide talked about points from the movie. Our guide (included with admission) that took us through the home was very informative and made the visit to the homestead that much better. The home is... More 

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Brantford, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

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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