Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour, getting you up close and personal with Alexander Graham Bell’s photos, mementos, gadgets and gizmos! You will be introduced to the Bell collection and the basics of museum conservation, and invited to scrutinize a selection of Bell artifacts.



June 1 to September 30, 2019
Each tour lasts 30 minutes.

June: 2 p.m. (English); On demand (French)
July: 10:45 a.m., 12:15 p.m. (English); 9:15 a.m. (French)
August: 10:45 a.m., 12:15 p.m. (English); 9:15 a.m. (French)
September: 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m. (English); On demand (French)

Group presentations available on demand with advance booking.



$12.27 per participant. Taxes included.



Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site tells the story of this teacher, scientist and inventor who devoted his life, with unusual success, to the benefit of mankind. Best known as the inventor of the telephone, he also produced important inventions and discoveries in aeronautics, marine engineering, genetics, and greatly advanced the methods and practices of teaching the deaf to communicate.

With a passionate guide leading your journey, the White Glove Tour offers an intimate, personal glimpse of a public genius. On this unique, behind-the-scenes tour you’ll hold Alexander Graham Bell's personal mementos and models.

Together, your small group will enter “The Parlour” and examine Bell’s comfort items: his favourite jacket, walking stick and personal notebook. You’ll follow the love story between "Alec" and Mabel Bell, the woman for whom the telephone was invented. In "The Workshop" see how Bell put everyday items to extraordinary use. Examine his vacuum jacket (forerunner to the iron lung), model kites and hydrofoils.



By telephone: 902-295-2069
By email: pc.information.pc@canada.ca
In person: At the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site

Special Notes:
  1. Limited to six people per tour
Travel trade


Contact for Travel Trade: Madeline Harvey, National Historic Site and Visitor Experience Manager

Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site,
Box 159,
559 Chebucto Street,
Baddeck, NS
B0E 1B0

Phone: 902-295-2069

Email: madeline.harvey@canada.ca

  • Suitable for small groups people
  • Suitable for FIT (Fully Independent Travelers)
  • Reservations required
  • Available at additional times upon request
  • Motorcoach parking available
  • On site café/restaurant
  • Washrooms on site
  • Gift shop

We now offer two different versions of the White Glove Tour: the Parlour tour and the Bell-Baldwin tour:

White Glove Tour: Parlour

If you're curious about the personal life of one of the world's greatest inventors, take a behind-the-scenes look on our Parlour tour. See how artifacts are conserved for the enjoyment of future generations.

White Glove Tour: Parlour
Bell-Baldwin White Glove Tour

Examine artifacts that illustrate the trial-and-error approach Bell and Baldwin took to their HD-4 hydrofoil experimentation, and learn what it takes to keep these artifacts safe and secure.

White Glove Tour: Bell-Baldwin

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