Plan your visit
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Plan to spend at least two hours touring the museum and gorgeous grounds overlooking Baddeck Bay and Kidston Island with its picturesque lighthouse. You can also spot the headlands of Beinn Bhreagh, Bell's beloved summer home where he did much of his scientific work. Famous as being the start and end of the Cabot Trail, Baddeck is a one-hour drive from Sydney Airport and a four-hour drive from Halifax.
Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site is located on Chebucto Street (Route 205), in a residential area on the east edge of the Village of Baddeck, a community of 1,000 people which is the municipal and service centre of Victoria County, Nova Scotia.
From Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia:
Drive east on the TransCanada Highway (Highway 105) for about one hour. Take Exit 9 at Baddeck. It's two kilometres (1.25 miles) to the site.
From Sydney, Nova Scotia:
Drive west on Highway 125 to the TransCanada Highway (Highway 105) and continue driving for about one hour. Take Exit 9 at Baddeck. It's two kilometres (1.25 miles) to the site.
The J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport now offers direct daily flights between Sydney and Toronto, as well as daily flights between Sydney and Halifax. Please check their website for further information.
Hours of operation
May 17 - October 30, 2019
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Facilities and services
- Explore the world's largest collection of Bell's artefacts and inventions, including replicas of the first telephones and a full-scale model of the HD-4 Hydrofoil craft.
- Pull on your white gloves to discover the private life of a public genius in three remarkable behind-the-scenes tours.
- Designated as a national historic site in 1952, the site spans 10 hectares (25 acres) overlooking gorgeous Bras d’Or Lakes.