Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site is a member of Parks Canada’s family of special places and spaces that commemorate our natural and cultural heritage.
Here you can explore the amazing worlds of a lifetime that has touched all of us. You’re in for a pleasant surprise because the telephone was only the beginning of Alexander Graham Bell’s life-long pursuit of knowledge and invention.
Discover how air and water captured Dr. Bell’s imagination and how ideas led him to transmit sound on light and create a treadle powered sound recording device, man-carrying kites, airplanes and a record setting-hydrofoil boat.
Find out how he bridged the world between sound and silence, participate in experiment, kite-making and kite-flying programs, enjoy hands-on activities designed especially for children and take in a presentation in the AGB Presentation Hall.
Plan to spend a minimum of two hours in this accessible facility where interactive displays, films, artifacts, models and a beautiful historic photo collection provide an entertaining and informative experience for everyone. Ask about our children’s area. Picnic facilities are available on the beautiful grounds overlooking the Bras d’Or Lakes where Alexander Graham Bell and his associates made history.
Don’t miss “Discover” where children and their families can enjoy hands on activities, dress-up, puzzles and more.
Look for the “Big Book”. This book, written and illustrated by children, is so big it’s mounted on the wall.
Make, Decorate and Fly a Kite that’s yours to keep in our kite program offered daily in peak season.
Take a “White Glove Tour”, a behind the scenes tour which offers a glimpse into the private world of Alexander Graham Bell.
View the brand new “Silver Dart” exhibit, a fill scale replica of Bell’s famous plane which flew in 1909, the first flight in Canada!
Canada Day – July 1st
Include the Bell Museum in your activities on Canada’s Birthday, a national holiday. Then enjoy the fun from dawn to dusk in the village of Baddeck.
The Bells of Baddeck – July 3rd to August 2nd Here, in a newly created music-drama, is the story of the great inventor and his wife who came to Cape Breton and fell in love with its people, music, and Gaelic charm.
Aviation Day – Third Sunday in August
Join us for afternoon festivities and celebrate the flight of the Silver Dart airplane, an aviation first for Alexander Graham Bell. Children’s entertainment, cake, punch like the Bell’s made for special occasions and more await your visit.
Harvest Home – Third Saturday in September
Stay tuned for this year’s activities!
Be sure to visit the Museum Store and the Tetra Café.
Photo Credit @Parks Canada