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Marconi Wireless Station

Six miles north of Salt Pond Visitor Center, Wellfleet, MA
+1 508-255-3421
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Tasty nuggets of information, pleasingly presented

For the slightly geeky kid in all of us, this small museum provides just the right detail on the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
wjayne2
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Chatham, Massachusetts
Unfortunately, all road access to this location was blocked off...

I wanted to show my wife this area, but we could not access it one beautiful day in May 2017... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
BetweentheLakes
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Salisbury, Connecticut
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The site of the first trans-Atlantic message, transmitted by the "Father of Radio," Guglielmo Marconi.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Six miles north of Salt Pond Visitor Center, Wellfleet, MA
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+1 508-255-3421
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For the slightly geeky kid in all of us, this small museum provides just the right detail on the remarkable early application of wireless communication as pioneered by Marconi, highlighting it's life-saving benefits to shipping and tremendous value for contributing to ending World War II....More

Thank wjayne2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wanted to show my wife this area, but we could not access it one beautiful day in May 2017 because both roads were blocked off. The second road we tried said there was a repaving project. I was sorry to miss it.

Thank BetweentheLakes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

In order to get to the site, we walked less than a mile on paved road from the park headquarters. Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi sent his first successful transatlantic wireless radio message from Wellfleet, MA. There is very little of the original buildings since they...More

Thank ITRT
Reviewed 29 December 2016

This is a beautiful place on a beach. Unfortunately, it was close to dark when we got here so the informational boards were hard to read. It is worthy of a return visit.

Thank slizzie
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We rode out to the Marconi Station on a windy afternoon and had a nice view of ocean waves below. There is little left of the original station, just some concrete pads where the towers once sat but there is a lot of signage with...More

Thank gene2632
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Even though the original station is long gone, just the history involved makes it worth the stop. Great views and the perfect place to walk around.

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 30 September 2016

If you are into early radio and history, then this is a must stop for you. This is where the very first wireless radio transmission form North America to Europe was made. See the equipment inside the Headquarters Building then drive out to the location...More

Thank stephen t
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Beautiful dunes and view. Some informational signs and historical marker about the sites history. Observation platform allows vies up and down the coast.

Thank RK_LI_NY
Reviewed 26 September 2016

I'll never take today's technological marvels for granted. Behind our modern communications and computing gadgets is the work of true pioneers who took risks to prove their theories and to advance science and engineering. Marconi was a giant among them. Although the actual station no...More

Thank Two-Baby-Boomers
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

The scenery and history are an essential stop along the Cape Cod National Seashore. Make time on this one for your visit! We even saw Great White tagging going on!

Thank Ashley K
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