Bell Homestead National Historic Site
Located on the bluffs overlooking the Grand River, the Bell family's first Canadian home provided the stage for the invention of the telephone. Here, July 26th, 1874, Alexander Graham Bell conceived the fundamental principal for his best-known discovery. Carefully restored as it was in Bell's day and including an extensive collection of original Bell family artifacts, the Homestead affords the opportunity to experience the 1870's lifestyle led by the extraordinary Scottish and English family. Enhancing your visit is a tour of the Henderson Home, Canada's first telephone business office, including a working 1930s telephone exchange and interactive switchboard.