Heart's Content Cable Station - Historic Places Days

Heart’s Content Cable Station

Heart's Content, Newfoundland and Labrador
Type
National Trust Passport Place
Address
NL-80, Heart's Content, NL A0B 1Z0
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Hours
May 18 to October 11, 2024
Phone
(709) 583-2160

Over 150 years ago, the first successful transatlantic telegraph cable was landed at Heart’s Content reducing the time to communicate across the Atlantic from weeks to minutes. The technology revolution had begun and changed the way we communicate. This little Newfoundland town leaped into the history books and remained a global communications hub for over a century. The cable station opened the world to the outport men and women who worked here and remains a time capsule of the communications technology that connected us all right up to the 1960s.

Heart’s Content Cable Station today consists of an 1875 office building and a 1918 extension. Exhibits focus on the history of telegraphy and the role Heart’s Content played in the industry.

Open from the Victoria Day long weekend until just before Thanksgiving.

Amenities

  • Family-Friendly
  • Guided Tour
  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Wheelchair Access

Events At This Place

Heart’s Content Cable Station Open House

Heart's Content Cable Station

10 July, 2024 | 0930 - 1700

Location

NL-80, Heart's Content, NL A0B 1Z0
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