Official Bell Homestead NHS Website, City of Brantford

Group and Motor Coach Tours 

Discover Why Brantford is "The Telephone City"!

We're gearing up for another exciting season of tours, special events and programmes and we invite you to include the Bell Homestead National Historic Site on your group tour itinerary.

A visit to our award-winning site includes a tour of the Bell's 1870s home, restored and furnished as it was when Alexander Graham Bell first conceived the idea for the telephone here in 1874. The Henderson Home next door, Canada's first telephone business office, provides a glimpse into the telephone's evolution. Costumed staff will take you into the past through entertaining interpretation of both houses as well as demonstrations of various 19th century household activities and our early 20th century telephone exchange. Every group is provided with an in-depth introduction to the site upon arrival, an audio-visual presentation if site programming permits, as well as tours of both homes.

To complete the visit, we invite your group to take lunch or a bite to eat at the award winning Homestead Café. Our special Group Menu features tried and true favourites as well as seasonal fare. With licensed seating for 56, the historic surroundings are a charming setting amid the Bell's country home. Don't forget to visit our museum store as well!

Group tours are welcome year round. The site is open Tuesday to Sunday, 9:30a.m. to 4:30p.m., or by special request after-hours. Reservations are required at least two weeks in advance. Our special group admission rate is $5 per person (with a minimum of 15 people). Museum staff can provide suggestions and information on other attractions you may wish to visit while in the area. We are also more than happy to help you plan a full-day itinerary with various group tour packages, customized to accommodate the interests of your group.

For more information or to make a reservation for your group visit, please contact us

We look forward to welcoming you to "The Telephone City"!