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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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Thursday Morning

Even though the original station is long gone, just the history involved makes it worth the stop... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2016
Tom B
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
A radio buff will love this place.

If you are into early radio and history, then this is a must stop for you. This is where the very... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2016
stephen t
,
Chippewa Bay, New York
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The site of the first trans-Atlantic message, transmitted by the "Father of Radio," Guglielmo Marconi.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good36%
  • 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 5 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

1  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
Reviewed 19 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
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