The Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site is located in the Village of Baddeck, a beautiful 25 acre park overlooking the Bras d’Or Lakes. The museum features a large collection of artefacts from Alexander Graham Bell’s life and work, and highlights his contributions as a teacher, scientist and inventor to today’s society.
Discover how air and water captured Dr. Bell's imagination and find out how he bridged the world between sound and silence. Participate in experiments, kite making, and kite flying programs and enjoy hands-on activities designed especially for children. Take in a theatre presentation and view films, artefacts and photographs to see what inspired Dr. Bell to create man-carrying kites, airplanes and a marine record setting hydrofoil boat.
Cape Breton Island, is where Alexander Graham Bell, mostly famed as the inventor of the telephone and one of the outstanding figures in the education of the deaf, chose to build his Canadian residence.
Dr. Bell fell in love with the region when he first visited in 1885. The surroundings reminded him of his early years in Scotland and he returned a year later to establish a beautiful summer home, Beinn Bhreagh, on the shores of Bras d'Or Lake. Complete with research laboratories he lived and worked for the rest of his life on Cape Breton Island.
Dr. Bell's estate, Beinn Bhreagh (Gaelic for 'beautiful mountain') can be viewed from the rooftop gardens of the complex.