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Great view! Need to visit the National Seashore headquarters before you come

Ok, it is true that you cannot see any remains of the the wireless site anymore. To understand the... read more

Reviewed July 17, 2018
Kelvin C
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Communication History

Information boards are the only things visible now. Stand there and consider the world changing... read more

Reviewed October 13, 2017
phil52_10
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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The site of the first trans-Atlantic message, transmitted by the "Father of Radio," Guglielmo Marconi.
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Six miles north of Salt Pond Visitor Center, Wellfleet, MA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had driven by the station for about 8 years and never really took the time to stop. This year we were looking for something different to do in Chatham so we decided that we would pay a visit. Unfortunately, we stopped with only an...More

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Reviewed August 4, 2018

Ever wonder how your cell phone got its start? You can visit this key historical site where Marconi, Tesla, and other electronics pioneers were testing wireless communications that led to today's smartphone and radio technology.

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Reviewed July 29, 2018

It has a beautiful view and my teens were buy taking pictures. Also it was interesting to learn about wireless communication between the United States and Europe.

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Reviewed July 29, 2018

Interesting to see how the ocean has eroded the cliffs and where the original station was as compared to where the viewing area is now. Natural progression, not climate change, for you dummies... A few miles east of the seashore entrance so many people don't...More

Thank ted3000
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

Ok, it is true that you cannot see any remains of the the wireless site anymore. To understand the value of this site, you need to first go to the headquarters a mile back. There you will see a model and the original equipment. Nonetheless,...More

Thank Kelvin C
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

About 30 years ago one was able to see foundations, a small covered station showing what the site once looked like. However, back then one could tell the place is going to erode away into the ocean. Our recent visit had an observation deck where...More

Thank wp912
Reviewed July 3, 2018

All that is left is a plaque. But to stand in this place and marvel at what was achieved is truly inspiring. On the way to this site is the Parks Office where there is a 1/6 replica of the station equipment. Visitors are welcome....More

Thank thurai2016
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

There literally is NOTHING here. The original wireless equipment is completely gone. You stand on a bluff and they tell you that the wireless equipment was here at one point...ok, but it’s not now. It’s not worth the trip other than a nice picture spot...More

1  Thank Takemetoalaska
Reviewed May 16, 2018

The Marconi station where Enrico Marconi sent his early wireless transmissions across the Atlantic is an historical monument in the evolution of communication. Interestingly, the same site is stark reminder that the Dunce of Cape Cod are also evolving a the Atlantic Ocean continues to...More

1  Thank JBMartiniguy
Reviewed October 13, 2017

Information boards are the only things visible now. Stand there and consider the world changing achievements then and the whole range of communications available today. You can see for miles here and you can also see the effects of ongoing erosion, however the views are...More

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