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Address: Six miles north of Salt Pond Visitor Center, Wellfleet, MA
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The site of the first trans-Atlantic message, transmitted by the...

The site of the first trans-Atlantic message, transmitted by the "Father of Radio," Guglielmo Marconi.

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Marconi Station Site

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... read more

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Virginia
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624 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 were washed away by the frequent storms. Marconi’s site was closed in 1917 for wartime... More 

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Selinsgrove
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
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.

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Matawan, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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 the history of the site and the model of the station is nearby in the... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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670 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
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.

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Chippewa Bay, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
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 the tower was at.

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Massapequa, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
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.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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201 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
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 longer exists, you can stand on the site and take it all in, especially after... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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!

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Gorham, New Hampshire, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
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.

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Sturbridge, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 history. Instead go there to see the senic vista overlooking the Atlantic. That is worth... More 

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