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Marconi Wireless Station

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Six miles north of Salt Pond Visitor Center, Wellfleet, MA
+1 508-255-3421
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Interesting for a brief visit

The Marconi site can be visited for free (unlike other beachside parking at the National Seashore... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
ZamiaV
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Miami, Florida
Historic

This is where the first transatlantic wireless telegraph station was. There's a plaque, some... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Panadda S
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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 6 days ago

The Marconi site can be visited for free (unlike other beachside parking at the National Seashore) but it's not much more than an observation point. There are a few markers explaining the history of the Marconi wireless apparatus -- visit the park headquarters on you...More

Thank ZamiaV
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is where the first transatlantic wireless telegraph station was. There's a plaque, some information, a bit of the foundation and lovely views. Interesting for history buffs - we spent about 10-15 minutes here. Unfortunately, beach access was not available when we were there.

Thank Panadda S
Reviewed May 26, 2017

For the slightly geeky kid in all of us, this small museum provides just the right detail on the remarkable early application of wireless communication as pioneered by Marconi, highlighting it's life-saving benefits to shipping and tremendous value for contributing to ending World War II....More

Thank wjayne2
Reviewed May 25, 2017

I wanted to show my wife this area, but we could not access it one beautiful day in May 2017 because both roads were blocked off. The second road we tried said there was a repaving project. I was sorry to miss it.

Thank BetweentheLakes
Reviewed April 18, 2017

In order to get to the site, we walked less than a mile on paved road from the park headquarters. Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi sent his first successful transatlantic wireless radio message from Wellfleet, MA. There is very little of the original buildings since they...More

Thank ITRT
Reviewed December 28, 2016

This is a beautiful place on a beach. Unfortunately, it was close to dark when we got here so the informational boards were hard to read. It is worthy of a return visit.

Thank slizzie
Reviewed October 25, 2016

We rode out to the Marconi Station on a windy afternoon and had a nice view of ocean waves below. There is little left of the original station, just some concrete pads where the towers once sat but there is a lot of signage with...More

Thank gene2632
Reviewed October 5, 2016

Even though the original station is long gone, just the history involved makes it worth the stop. Great views and the perfect place to walk around.

Thank Tom B
Reviewed September 29, 2016

If you are into early radio and history, then this is a must stop for you. This is where the very first wireless radio transmission form North America to Europe was made. See the equipment inside the Headquarters Building then drive out to the location...More

1  Thank stephen t
Reviewed September 27, 2016

Beautiful dunes and view. Some informational signs and historical marker about the sites history. Observation platform allows vies up and down the coast.

Thank RK_LI_NY
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