Bell Homestead National Historic Site

Bell Homestead National Historic Site

Bell Homestead National Historic Site

The sturdy homestead was the site of one of the most important scientific breakthroughs in history. On July 26, 1874, Alexander Graham Bell sat in the dale here, in a spot he called his "dreaming place," pondering the quest for a "speaking telegraph." As he stared down at the Grand River, inspiration struck: Bell grasped the principle on which his most famous invention, the telephone, would work.

For over a century, the Bell Homestead has welcomed visitors from far and wide. As one of Ontario's oldest historic home museums, it has grown significantly in that time, with three restored historic buildings and an eclectic collection of original Bell family artifacts. Together, they tell the story of how a young teacher of the deaf came to invent the telephone.

Click to visit the Bell Homestead National Historic Site website to plan your trip.

Upcoming Events

Eliza Bell's Mother's Day Brunch
Sunday, May 14th, 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

May is Museum Month Open House
Wednesday, May 18th, 9:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

22nd Annual Barn Sale
Saturday, May 27th, 7:30 a.m. to Noon

Summer Serenade with the Brantford Memorial Concert Band
Saturday, June 24th, 7:00 p.m.

Brant Theatre Workshops'
Bell Summer Theatre Festival

  • Snow White and Not the Usual Dwarfs - July 1st & 15th
  • Othello - July 20th to August 5th
  • Freaky Fry Bread - August 10th to 19th

Symphony Under the Stars
Thursday, August 24th, 7:00 p.m.

Thanksgiving Weekend Dinner
Saturday, October 7th, 5:00 p.m.

Halloween Fun Fair
Sunday, October 22nd, Noon to 3:00 p.m.

Holiday Bake Sale & Tea
Saturday, November 18th, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Melville House by Moonlight Christmas Celebration
Saturday, December 2nd and 9th, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Bell Homestead NHS

(519) 756-6220
94 Tutela Heights Rd.
Brantford ON   N3T 1A1
Bell Homestead NHS