Cape Breton Island Sights

Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site

  • 559 Chebucto St. Map It
  • Baddeck
  • Historic District/Site

Published 05/06/2016

Fodor's Review

This site pays homage to Bell's many inventions and humanitarian work. Inside the main building, films, photos, artifacts, and models provide a window into his ideas for creating telephones, man-carrying kites, airplanes, and a record-setting hydrofoil boat (a full-scale replica of which dominates one exhibit hall). A kid's corner hosts demos and hands-on activities for aspiring young inventors. Bell spent large blocks of time, from 1886 until his death in 1922, at his Baddeck estate—Beinn Bhreagh, Gaelic for "beautiful mountain." In fact, Bell so loved the region, he once wrote "I have travelled the globe. I have seen the Canadian and American Rockies, the Andes and the Alps and the highlands of Scotland, but for simple beauty, Cape Breton outrivals them all." His home (which is still owned by the family) and some of that scenery can be seen from the roof of the National Historic Site that bears his name.

Sight Information


559 Chebucto St., Baddeck, Nova Scotia, B0E 1B0, Canada

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Sight Details:

  • C$7.80
  • Mid-May–late Oct., daily 9–5; Nov.–mid-May, by appointment

Published 05/06/2016


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