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.
May is Museum Month Open House
Friday, May 18th, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
23rd Annual Barn Sale
Saturday, May 26th, 2018, 7:30 a.m. to Noon
Bell Homestead Summer Theatre Festival
July 1 to August 19, 2018.
To Catch a Sunbeam
August 24 to 26, 2018.