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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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Good history lesson!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Cathy270
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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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Thank OurWanderingCasa
quebec
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Thank marcelfro
Brantford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank Catherine A
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank chirop99
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank Geraldine D
Cambridge
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank Shivased
Brantford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

It's a must see if visiting Brantford this is what the bell city stands for the telephone where Graham Bell an Inventor finalized his work on the telephone and made the first long distance call to Paris, Ontario almost 10 miles on an old telegraph line. Graham Bell's estate has everything as it was when Bell walked the property right... More 

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Thank James G
Bowmanville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

was here on May 22 and had my first visit and had a great experience seeing this house where Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone The house is very interesting and 80 per cent of the furnishings in the house belong to the Bell family the tour guide was very informative and if you like canadian history this is a... More 

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Canmore, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

I grew up in Brantford but never made it to the Bell Homestead until I reached middle age. I should have gone sooner. Definitely worth the trip out there, particularly on a beautiful day. Great spot for a rainy day, too, I expect, since the indoors is very interesting. Great for history buffs!

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