Bell Homestead National Historic Site

Brantford, Ontario
House Museum/Homestead
94 Tutela Heights Road, Brantford, ON, Canada
Get directions
Tuesday to Sunday, 9:30am to 4:30pm (closed noon to 1pm, last tour of the day at 3:45pm)

This historic homestead was the site of one of the most important scientific breakthroughs in history.  On July 26th, 1874, Alexander Graham Bell sat in the dale here, in a spot he called his “dreaming place”, and pondered 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.  On a subsequent visit to his parent here, he mounted the world’s first successful long distance telephone call.

For over a century, the Homestead has welcomed visitors from all parts of the world.   As one of Canada’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 and telephone artifacts.  Together they tell the story of how a young teacher of the deaf came to invent the telephone.


  • Family-Friendly
  • Food and Beverages
  • Guided Tour
  • National Historic Site
  • Parking
  • Parkland
  • Washrooms
  • Wheelchair Access


94 Tutela Heights Road, Brantford, ON, Canada
Get directions

Nearby Places

Her Majesty’s Royal Chapel of the Mohawk

Brantford, Ontario
Built in 1785, Mohawk Chapel is home to Joseph Brant’s tomb
View Place | Get Directions

Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Homestead

Saint George, Ontario
Adelaide Hunter Hoodless has been called one of the most famous Canadian women yet one o…
View Place | Get Directions

Chiefswood National Historic Site

Ohsweken, Ontario
Birth place and Childhood Home of E. Pauline Johnson
View Place | Get Directions

Teeterville Pioneer Museum

Teeterville, Ontario
Visitors to the site can experience pioneer projects during the summer to be immersed in t…
View Place | Get Directions

Register A Place

Create an account to add your historic place.

Already have an account? to sign in.
We use your contact information to process your registration and correspond with you about the National Trust and its programs. You can unsubscribe at any time. We care about your privacy. Read our privacy statement.

Sign In

Sites that participate in #HistoricPlacesDay need to have an account.

Not registered? Click here to create an account.

Forgot Password

Enter your email address to request a password reset.

to sign in.