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Marconi Wireless Station

Six miles north of Salt Pond Visitor Center, Wellfleet, MA
+1 508-255-3421
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Communication History

Information boards are the only things visible now. Stand there and consider the world changing... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
phil52_10
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
Worth a brief stop

Very beautiful location big car park short walk to what was the station, but nothing left of it... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2017
timm586
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Buxton, United Kingdom
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The site of the first trans-Atlantic message, transmitted by the "Father of Radio," Guglielmo Marconi.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good36%
  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Six miles north of Salt Pond Visitor Center, Wellfleet, MA
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Information boards are the only things visible now. Stand there and consider the world changing achievements then and the whole range of communications available today. You can see for miles here and you can also see the effects of ongoing erosion, however the views are...More

Thank phil52_10
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Very beautiful location big car park short walk to what was the station, but nothing left of it today. information boards and viewing platforms. short walk to beech proper. Amazing to stand where such an incredible achievement occurred.

Thank timm586
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Sadly, not much remains of the original structures that served for the first transatlantic communication, but a visit here is a must for science geeks. The cliffs which housed the original antenna towers continue to erode rapidly, but you do get an impression of how...More

Thank FrancisFern
Reviewed 13 August 2017

The Marconi site can be visited for free (unlike other beachside parking at the National Seashore) but it's not much more than an observation point. There are a few markers explaining the history of the Marconi wireless apparatus -- visit the park headquarters on you...More

Thank ZamiaV
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This is where the first transatlantic wireless telegraph station was. There's a plaque, some information, a bit of the foundation and lovely views. Interesting for history buffs - we spent about 10-15 minutes here. Unfortunately, beach access was not available when we were there.

Thank Panadda S
Reviewed 26 May 2017

For the slightly geeky kid in all of us, this small museum provides just the right detail on the remarkable early application of wireless communication as pioneered by Marconi, highlighting it's life-saving benefits to shipping and tremendous value for contributing to ending World War II....More

Thank wjayne2
Reviewed 25 May 2017

I wanted to show my wife this area, but we could not access it one beautiful day in May 2017 because both roads were blocked off. The second road we tried said there was a repaving project. I was sorry to miss it.

Thank BetweentheLakes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

In order to get to the site, we walked less than a mile on paved road from the park headquarters. Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi sent his first successful transatlantic wireless radio message from Wellfleet, MA. There is very little of the original buildings since they...More

Thank ITRT
Reviewed 28 December 2016

This is a beautiful place on a beach. Unfortunately, it was close to dark when we got here so the informational boards were hard to read. It is worthy of a return visit.

Thank slizzie
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We rode out to the Marconi Station on a windy afternoon and had a nice view of ocean waves below. There is little left of the original station, just some concrete pads where the towers once sat but there is a lot of signage with...More

Thank gene2632
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