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Marconi National Historic Site

Marconi National Historic Site Review

On a spectacular headland, this site commemorates the spot at Table Head where, in 1902, Guglielmo Marconi built four tall wooden towers and beamed the first official wireless messages across the Atlantic Ocean. An interpretive trail leads to the foundations of the original towers and transmitter buildings. The visitor center has large models of the towers as well as artifacts and photographs chronicling the radio pioneer's life and work.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 15 Timmerman St., 23 km (14 miles) northeast of Sydney; follow signs from Hwy. 255, Glace Bay, NS, B0E 1B0
  • Phone: 902/295–2069; 902/842–2530
  • Cost: Free (C$2.50 donation suggested)
  • Hours: Open July–early Sept., daily 10–6
  • Website:
  • Location: Sydney
Updated: 11-15-2013

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