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Address: Marconi Site Rd, Wellfleet, MA
Phone Number: +1 508-349-3785

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A radio buff will love this place.

If you are into early radio and history, then this is a must stop for you. This is where the very first wireless radio transmission form North America to Europe was made. See... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 September 2016
stephen t
Chippewa Bay, New York
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Chippewa Bay, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

If you are into early radio and history, then this is a must stop for you. This is where the very first wireless radio transmission form North America to Europe was made. See the equipment inside the Headquarters Building then drive out to the location the tower was at.

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Massapequa, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Beautiful dunes and view. Some informational signs and historical marker about the sites history. Observation platform allows vies up and down the coast.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

I'll never take today's technological marvels for granted. Behind our modern communications and computing gadgets is the work of true pioneers who took risks to prove their theories and to advance science and engineering. Marconi was a giant among them. Although the actual station no longer exists, you can stand on the site and take it all in, especially after... More 

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Gorham, New Hampshire, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Not too much to see here, but if you're visiting the National Seashore it's an informative stop. There is more information about Marconi and the wireless communication at the National Seashore's Headquarters.

Thank Sarah C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

The actual wireless station no longer exists but the information kiosks were very interesting to read. the views overlooking the bluffs do not have the best vantage points of the beach below but are still beautiful.

Thank tjay s
Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

It is a 15 minute trip. The overlooks are not cleared enough to see the shore below, need to go off path to get to edge and see the shore. The historical plaques to read are well done, but the replacement of the original building with modern solar powered cell tower lessens the experience (especially for the kids) hard to... More 

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Milford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Coming here for 30 yrs never disappointed, was a favorite place to bring our girls and now my grandsons! History and beauty, biking and walking, beach is awesome!

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

This brick building looks dumpy from the outside, but is a treasure trove of photos, equipment and information within, with some early films of the area. There are photos of Marconi and descriptions of early work from his Italian estate. Distress messages from the Titanic were received here! This station was the North American end of the first transatlantic telegraph... More 

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Westhampton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

A small museum full of interesting items and facts. The volunteers were knowledgeable, friendly and very willing to engage in conversation.

Thank Sue O
Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

The nice model of the early station is no longer there,having been moved/dismantled due to erosion in storms 2013. Site still shows general area of the early original wireless station,plus info boards, and timelines are still here for visitors to view . It was here ,the night of April 14,1912,that the faint distress signals (sos.cqd) of the ill fated RMS... More 

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