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Bell Homestead

94 Tutela Heights Rd, Brantford, Ontario N3T 1A1, Canada
+1 519-756-6220
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Where the Telephone was invented

This is the house of Melville Bell, Alexander Graham Bell's Father. The telephone was conceived... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tim P
via mobile
Lots of History.

Good photo op's here and you can see the history of this place once you arrive. Not far for many... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Rick H
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Cambridge, Canada
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94 Tutela Heights Rd, Brantford, Ontario N3T 1A1, Canada
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+1 519-756-6220
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the house of Melville Bell, Alexander Graham Bell's Father. The telephone was conceived here. A good look at 19th century life

Thank Tim P
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Good photo op's here and you can see the history of this place once you arrive. Not far for many people to go to visit. History everywhere. We are the first for the phone, while others think different. Good well kept grounds on the outside...More

Thank Rick H
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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

We had a terrific guide who was very knowledgeable about the home and life of Alexander Graham Bell. The exhibits were well laid out and it was interesting to hear facts we did not know. A hidden gem.

2  Thank canada010
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

A well maintained historical property conveniently locate new Brantford. The home of Alexander Graham Bell when he made the first call from Brantford to Paris Ontario. The history of the telephone is nicely presented here

3  Thank daveandjoann
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

Wow what an amazing Tour :) we came here on family day for their amazing 1.00 entry fee . The students did a wonderful job telling us about each room . We loved the sugar cookie made in the wood stove . I will def...More

2  Thank Crystal S
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

The site is small but very well maintained. The parking is being expanded to accommodate the increased volume of visitors. The grounds are beautiful and the home with all of it's period furnishings and telephone memorabilia is one of the best historical sites that anyone...More

1  Thank Darrell H
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

We had family and friends from out of town to learn the significance of Alexander Graham Bell and the invention of the phone number effort. The hostess was gracious and the facilities were well kept. We had a wonderful time!

1  Thank Branman102
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

It is a great place to eat at the cafe. It has something for the whole family. The grounds are very well kept, the costumes of the period are great to see. The plays at their theater are very well presented. They have their special...More

Thank Wendy C
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

Bell Homestead has well kept grounds and buildings and a staff dedicated to helping the visitor understand these important years in the life of Alexander Graham Bell and his family

Thank Ray M
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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Only a little Museum but well worth a small detour if you are in Brant County,this is the home of Canada,s first Telephone Office. How things have come on since those early pioneering days. Alexander Graham Bell was Scottish bye the way!!

1  Thank Iain S
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swimmum
13 September 2016|
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Response from BonnieF863 | Reviewed this property |
1.5 hours is good enough. There are walking trails right at the location as well if you want to stretch your legs. It's closed on Mondays and the last guided tour is at 3:45.
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