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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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A Piece of History

Not too much to see here, but if you're visiting the National Seashore it's an informative stop... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2016
Sarah C
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Gorham, New Hampshire, United States
Don't go just to see the station...

Don't bother going there just to see the station. The station itself is long gone, sacrificed to... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2016
MA_Tom
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Sturbridge, MA
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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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Reviewed 18 September 2016

Not too much to see here, but if you're visiting the National Seashore it's an informative stop. There is more information about Marconi and the wireless communication at the National Seashore's Headquarters.

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Don't bother going there just to see the station. The station itself is long gone, sacrificed to the elements, and an eroding cliffside. There is no evidence of aNY man made structures, nor is there any museum featuring artifacts of this significant event in telecommunication...More

Thank MA_Tom
Reviewed 18 September 2016

The actual wireless station no longer exists but the information kiosks were very interesting to read. the views overlooking the bluffs do not have the best vantage points of the beach below but are still beautiful.

Thank tjay s
Reviewed 3 September 2016

If you're passing by then drop in but you won't find a lot here to see and do, though the nearby dunes, beachfront and park are nice.

Thank Bankerstrust
Reviewed 18 August 2016

This is the site of the first transatlantic radio station established by Marconi near the turn of the 20th century. The ocean has taken just about all of the remains of the station, and the National Park Service removed a memorial a few years ago...More

Thank steve s
Reviewed 23 July 2016

This was a very pretty place and we walked for a couple of hours, we saw many seals along the way and even came upon a large group of seals, about 25 or so, it was hard to count them all as they diving under...More

Thank Laurie E
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

It is a 15 minute trip. The overlooks are not cleared enough to see the shore below, need to go off path to get to edge and see the shore. The historical plaques to read are well done, but the replacement of the original building...More

1  Thank AMAllen88
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Interesting to see and learn about early communication and the efforts of Marconi. I try to imagine how challenging it was, and his perseverance to accomplish his goals. Lessons we can learn from. And now you can see what nature has done to such a...More

Thank RecreationV
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Coming here for 30 yrs never disappointed, was a favorite place to bring our girls and now my grandsons! History and beauty, biking and walking, beach is awesome!

Thank gildaklein13
Reviewed 16 July 2016

This brick building looks dumpy from the outside, but is a treasure trove of photos, equipment and information within, with some early films of the area. There are photos of Marconi and descriptions of early work from his Italian estate. Distress messages from the Titanic...More

Thank Eileenthepainter
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