Plan your visit

Marconi National Historic Site

Plan to spend an hour visiting Marconi National Historic Site, situated on a plateau above high cliffs overlooking the Atlantic. The strategic location on Cape Breton Island's east coast was once isolated from the town of Glace Bay, ensuring less risk of electrical interference with the equipment. You’ll find the site just 5 minutes from town, a 5.5-hour drive from Halifax, Nova Scotia and a 30-minute drive from Sydney, Nova Scotia.

How to get here

Directions and distances to Marconi National Historic Site by car.


Daily visitor fees. Free admission for youth.

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How to get here


15 Timmerman Street
Glace Bay, Nova Scotia
B1A 5M7




The site is located at 15 Timmerman Street, on Table Head in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia.

Take Route 4 from Sydney to Glace Bay (23 km or 14 mi). Driving time is 30 minutes.

Or take scenic Route 255, the Marconi Trail, from Louisbourg (51 km or 32 mi). Driving time is one hour.

The site is located on five acres of the spectacular and rugged eastern coastline of Cape Breton Island. Table Head site is an extensive, barren promontory jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean. The grounds are bounded by 18 metre (60 ft) cliffs.

Free admission.

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