Marconi National Historic Site

Perched on a cliff, facing towards Europe, an imposing set of 200-foot towers and webs of cables once dominated Table Head. A technological race was on, and Glace Bay, Nova Scotia was at its forefront. Learn about an era in which the foundations of modern wireless communications were built!


A young child walks on a paved trail holding an umbrella

Kid's Corner

Fun activities you can try at home while you learn about Marconi National Historic Site.

a model of radio towers are surrounded by museum infographics on a wall

Transatlantic radio signals

Learn about pioneering inventor Guglielmo Marconi and wireless communication at the Table Head station.

An historical photo of radio towers on an oceanside cliff

Quick facts

Quick facts about Marconi.

Visiting Marconi National Historic Site

Activities and experiences

Things to do, trails, programs, and at-home activities.

Plan your visit

How to get here, facilities and services.

About Marconi National Historic Site

Culture and history

History, culture, cultural landscape, designation information.

Stewardship and management

Partners, plans, and policies.

How to get here

Contact Marconi National Historic Site

902-842-2530 or 902-295-2069
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Hours of operation

July 1 to September 2, 2024
Every day, from 10 am to 6 pm

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