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“A small gem of a museum”

French Transatlantic Cable Station Museum
Ranked #15 of 45 things to do in Orleans
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

This place is operated totally by local volunteers..mostly old timers. These folks are very dedicated and quite knowledgable concerning the old technology of sending cable messages across ( under) the ocean. If you have the good fortune to listen and enjoy the presentations that are given you could learn a lot about a bygone era and old technology that was the forerunner of modern wireless communications.

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Reviewed 15 July 2016

Housed in the original 19th century building, the Cable Museum serves as a repository for remnants, equipment, displays and offices of the very first transatlantic cable line, first laid across 3000 miles of ocean shortly after the US civil war. It's mind boggling to learn how they achieved this daunting task, with the limited technology of the day. Well worth a visit on a non-beach day. Open Thurs - Sun in summer season.

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Reviewed 30 June 2016

This is a small local museum dedicated to the original transatlantic telegraph cable. not really curated, but a lot of interesting stuff and worth the visit, especially if its raining and you don't want to go to the beach

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Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

We are glad to take a break from the beaches to visit this museum during our vacation in Cape Cod. It's wonderful to learn about the station and see how the technology evolved. The well-explained guided tour takes about one and half hours. My two teens are amazed on how people communicated not so long ago! The admission is free, but check the hours before you go. They only open three days a week.

Thank Shirley S
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Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

We weren't sure what this would be like. When we arrived we were greeted by happy volunteers eager to show us around. I had my misgivings when we're were seated to watch a video. The video was interesting and not too long. Then we received a hands-on tour of the old equipment. While my spouse and I did not share the same level of interest, we were glad we came. The volunteers are very committed and knowledgeable.

Thank Karen Z
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