Bell Homestead National Historic Site

Melville House

Melville House

The Bell Homestead, 1870's

The Bell Homestead, 1870's

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Hours:
  • Tues. to Sun. 9:30am-4:30 pm. Guided tours provided until 4pm.
Fees:
  • Adults $6.25, Seniors $5.25, Students $4.50, Children 6 and under free, OMA members free
  • Partially Accessible
  • Gift Shop
  • Parking
  • Guided Tours
  • Change Tables/Family Room
  • Restaurant
  • Heritage Garden
  • Wedding Services
  • Facilities Rental

Located on the bluffs overlooking the Grand River, the Bell family's first Canadian home provided the stage for the invention of the telephone. Here, July 26th, 1874, Alexander Graham Bell conceived the fundamental principal for his best-known discovery. Carefully restored as it was in Bell's day and including an extensive collection of original Bell family artifacts, the Homestead affords the opportunity to experience the 1870's lifestyle led by the extraordinary Scottish and English family.  Enhancing your visit is a tour of the Henderson Home, Canada's first telephone business office, including a working 1930s telephone exchange and 3-D 1960 Bell Telephone Ad.

Website: www.bellhomestead.ca

Type: Living History Site | Science and Technology Museum