The telephone, the airplane, the hydrofoil – the story of Bell’s involvement in these innovative works is featured prominently throughout the site.

However, 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” White Glove Tour.

A small group of participants will be taken to one of the site’s artifact storage areas. Here they’ll be offered a rare look into the often overshadowed personal lives of Alexander Graham Bell and his loving wife Mabel.

See how artifacts, including Bell’s favourite jacket, a personal notebook, and a walking stick with an interesting backstory, are conserved for future generations.

Hear how Parks Canada has continued to protect and preserve the stories and objects that Bell himself felt were essential to an understanding of his life.

Come hold history in the palm of your hand!



July 1 to October 30, 2021
Each tour lasts 30 minutes.

10:15 am (English); 2:15 pm (French)



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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.



By telephone: 902-295-2069
By email:
In person: At the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site

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


Contact for Travel Trade: Kelly Deveaux, 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


  • 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

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This experience is part of Destination Canada’s Canadian Signature Experiences collection, which shows the world the best that Canada has to offer.

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