Named after the man who is responsible for the invention of the telephone, the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site of Canada is a unique exhibit complex where tourists can view various models, replicas, photo displays, artifacts and films about the life of this inventor that has greatly revolutionized the way the world communicates today. The complex is divided into a series of different buildings and areas, each offering something different for the thousands of visitors that flock to the site each year. The Main Building houses three different exhibits halls all pertaining to the life of Alexander Graham Bell, beginning with the 'Home' exhibit which is situated just right after the reception and orientation hall. This includes the 'Sound and Silence' exhibit which tells about the efforts of Alexander Graham Bell in teaching deaf people how to speak. The second exhibit hall entitled 'Ideas' features the different experiments carried out by Bell and his colleagues throughout his life, including the original parts of the Silver Dart Airplane. The third exhibit hall focuses on the efforts made by Bell and Casey Baldwin to invent the hydrofoil craft. The Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site also offers a wide range of different activities that are as enjoyable as they are educational. Children and adults can enjoy joining any of the number of workshops offered on a daily basis or simply enjoy dressing up in turn-of-the-century clothing just like the ones that A. Bell would have back in his day.
Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site