In the 1950’s, daughters Elsie Grosvenor and Marian Fairchild donated more than 8000 artifacts to the people of Canada for a museum dedicated to their parents, to be built in Baddeck, N.S. The Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site was opened in August 1956.
Today, it is the only museum in the world dedicated to Bell’s entire life. Operated by Parks Canada, it houses the original HD-4, a full-scale reproduction and a full-size Silver Dart replica.
Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site
Get a rare glimpse into the extraordinary heart and mind of a world-famous inventor whose genius helped shape the modern world. Pull the curtain back on Alexander Graham Bell’s interests and inventions, spanning airplanes and kites, to deaf education and artificial respiration. Feel his legacy come to life as you explore remarkable artifacts, photos and full-scale replicas that mark his masterful career as an engineer, inventor, scientist and humanitarian.
White glove tours, innovative workshops are just a few of the wonders found at this Parks Canada gem.
For additional information about The Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, visit http://www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/ns/grahambell.
To mark Canada’s 150th during 2017 there is free access to all Parks Canada Sites. Learn more.