Historical Site sights in Southwestern Ontario
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Put down your cell phone and listen up: Alexander Graham Bell changed the future of communication when he conceived the first telephone at Bell Homestead National Historic Site on July 26, 1874. Bell's first North American home has been lovingly restored to original condition. There's a cafe here, too.
This historic site is where Nobel Prize–winner Sir Frederick Banting devised the method for extracting insulin in the 1920s. A pilgrimage site for diabetics, the meticulously curated museum outlines the history of diabetes, and chronicles Banting's medical contributions.