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French Transatlantic Cable Station Museum

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Very knowledgable volunteers

Very sweet men who know an incredible amount about the history of the site tell you everything... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2013
Bfranz
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Communication from a bygone time. Tarans-Atlantic cable was the opening of the information age... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2013
BedsideManor
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Sterling, Massachusetts
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corner of Cove Road and Route 28, Orleans, MA
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Reviewed 23 August 2013

Very sweet men who know an incredible amount about the history of the site tell you everything about it. Interesting for older children and adults and a dream for people who like gadgets and communication devices. Probably not for younger kids who might be bored...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2013

Communication from a bygone time. Tarans-Atlantic cable was the opening of the information age, long before the internet. Visit here and learn from he men who curate the museum. They are always so happy to share information and answer your questions. Great place to visit...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2013

This is such an interesting place to visit. The guides are great and the history is fascinating. I have been a few times and I always learn something new.

1  Thank cfournier2222
Reviewed 18 July 2013

I saw a very interesting (if a bit esoteric) video about transatlantic communication between France and the U.S. Lots of old artifacts involving the cable. There is also a guide to give more information about this important innovation.

1  Thank mtswilson
Reviewed 5 May 2013

What a strange and lovely little museum the FTCSM is for the history lover. Very small but the men who curate the space clearly love what it is and why it is there. This is the place to go to learn about all things cable...More

1  Thank Cynthia N
Reviewed 8 April 2013

We visited on a rainy June day...a great way to spend 90 minutes! The tour was very interesting and provided good information about the history of transatlantic communication.

1  Thank jonesmen
Reviewed 18 October 2012

We enjoyed the tours and the display of equipment. I got a great explanation of the function of the facility and the cable system. This museum is not for children but for teens and older.

1  Thank waterfall9999
Reviewed 12 August 2012

Not open all the time, but worth it if you find it open. Very interesting with an excellent docent. Time well spent

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