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Home Town of Alexander Bell

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On August 10, 1876, the world’s first long-distance phone call was made from a shop in the village of Paris to the Alexander Graham Bell Homestead near Brantford.

Alexander Graham Bell was a scientist, inventor, engineer, and innovator who is credited with patenting the first practical telephone.

In 1870, aged 23, the Bell family travelled from Scotland to Canada and purchased a farm at Tutela Heights, near Brantford, Ontario.

Read more about Alexander Bell | People of Small Towns


Now Bell Homestead is a National Historic Site. The Homestead was an abode for the Bell family since 1870 and holds a great historical value for Brantford.

Bell Homestead runs a variety of special events every year for every unique taste, such as

  • Candlelight Christmas Celebration
  • Victorian High Tea, where you can enjoy an elegant afternoon at The Exchange Cafe, including period music and a scrumptious assortment of tea sandwiches, scones and desserts. $40.00 per person.
  • Loonie Family Day, where you can bring your family to visit the Bell Family’s home for the special admission price of $1.00 per person. Children 6 and under are free.

And many more exciting activities.

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