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National Historic Sites

One small Island with big impact. Glimpse into the mind of a genius. Have a blast firing a 17th-century cannon. Stand on the same shores that launched the first transatlantic wireless message. Through four National Historic Sites, discover Cape Breton Island’s history from a global perspective.

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National Historic Sites

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Marconi National Historic Site

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Region: Sydney and Area / Marconi Trail

Community: Glace Bay & Area

Celebrate technology and innovation at Table Head, Glace Bay — the site of Guglielmo Marconi’s first permanent transatlantic wireless s...

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Take a Seat and a Take a Tour

Regions: Cabot Trail, Bras d’Or Lake

Community: Baddeck & Area

For many, a guided tour is the highlight of a museum visit. What better way to get a good overview of exhibits—and maybe even a story or t...

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Tetrahedral Kite Workshop

Regions: Cabot Trail, Bras d’Or Lake

Community: Baddeck & Area

Let your imagination take flight! Bell invented the four-celled tetrahedral kite during his flight experiments at the turn of the last centu...

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