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Marconi National Historic Site


15 Timmerman Street, Table Head

902-842-2530

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Note: Due to COVID-19, the visitor experience at Parks Canada places will be different than it has been in the past. The health and safety of visitors, employees and all Canadians is of the utmost importance. 

Parks Canada is asking visitors to comply with recommendations from Nova Scotia public health authorities by wearing a mask in indoor public spaces, and by respecting recommended social distancing measures at all times.

Parks Canada’s network of protected places is large and diverse. Visitor access, services, and even opening dates may vary across Cape Breton Island and Canso depending on local circumstances. Please visit pc.gc.ca/ns and follow Parks Canada’s social media channels for information and updates on the status of all Parks Canada places. 

On July 13, Marconi National Historic Site reopened with select visitor services available. For more information on the services available, visit pc.gc.ca/Marconi

Overview

Celebrate technology and innovation at Table Head, Glace Bay — the site of Guglielmo Marconi’s first permanent transatlantic wireless station. This historic event kicked off the age of global communications, and changed the world forever. Visit the exhibit and chat with expert guides to learn about the history of wireless communications. Tap out a Morse code message, explore the foundations of the original aerial towers, and see where a vision of being always connected first began. 

In December 1902, a wire antenna suspended from four giant wooden towers beamed an official wireless message across the Atlantic. Walk along the coastal trail to see what remains of the Table Head Station and marvel at the breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean. 

Marconi National Historic Site is located within the traditional and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq.

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