Alexander Graham Bell Homestead
at his parent's home in July 1874, Alexander
Graham Bell conceived the fundamental idea of the telephone
in August 1876, carried out the first successful long-distance trials.
Homestead evokes the formative influence of Bell's father, an authority
on the acustics of speech, and of his mother who was deaf. They
their son's lifelong interest in teaching the deaf to speak, a passion
that proved crucial to the discovery of telephone.
Since the early 20th
century, the Bell Homestead has served as a symbol of this inventor's
94 Tutela Heights Road, Brantford, Ontario, N3T 1A1
Since 1910, the Bell's home has
welcomed visitors from all parts of the world. The
home is furnished as it was when the Bell Family lived there with 90%
the items being original. Adjacement to the home is the Henderson
House - the first telephone office in Canada.
first long distance telephone call was made by
Bell from Brantford to Paris, Ontario in Aug. 1876.
HOURS OF OPERATION
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Small Admission Charge
DID YOU KNOW?
You could rent Bell Homestead 's Meeting Room/Classroom for your event
year arround. Fridge, stove, coffee pots available. It has capacity for
about 25 people. Facility is wheelchair accessible, air-conditioned,
and it has about 20 free parking spaces (handicapped spaces available).
Outside picnic area also available May to October.
Book two weeks in advance
The Bell Homestead Café