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Address: 729 East Washington Street, Louisville, KY
Phone Number: 5025855247
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This is a nice stop that only takes about 30 minutes. Lots of interesting info here, even if only three rooms. Butchertown area is pretty cool and your'e close to downtown for a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

A wonderful short side trip. This little out of the way museum is worth the side trip. While not huge, it has relics of a bygone era and the volunteer staff was very informative and friendly. Ask them to play some of the vast collection of Edison records for you. Only open 10-2 Tuesday through Saturday.

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Shepherdsville, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I visited the Thomas Edison House with a small group of Cub Scouts along with three grandchildren, ages 7,5, and 2 1'2. This house is very small, but filled with interesting exhibits featuring Thomas Edison, his inventions, and inventions of others. The guide was very helpful with a lot of spoken history of Thomas Edison's time here in Louisville, as... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Who knew that Thomas Edison lived worked in Louisville Kentucky. This little house in butcher town has an excellent exhibit and shows what it might have been like living in Louisville in the late 19th-century. The museum is only three rooms it has some examples of his inventions and shows what he was going to go on to do is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This is a nice stop that only takes about 30 minutes. Lots of interesting info here, even if only three rooms. Butchertown area is pretty cool and your'e close to downtown for a ton of lunch options. Easy street parking is free

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Great small museum off the beaten path which highlights a lesser known part of Edison's history. As opposed to the larger exhibits/museums in Michigan, New Jersey and Florida, this highlights Edison as a young man. The staff are lovely, there are interesting tidbits to pick up about Edison establishing himself in Louisville prior to going on to greatness and, o... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This house was almost demolished until the neighbors said that Thomas Edison used to live there. He lived there for a short period of time when he worked for Western Union as a telegrapher. He also conducted experiments there as he did his whole life wherever he lived. It is a small restored 3 room, 1 story house in an... More 

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Chesterfield, MO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This is a very interesting historical house. Edison was a boarder in the house only for a short time while he worked at a telegraph office downtown. But they have turned into a museum about Edison that is very well done. The man that staffs the museum likes to talk; he lived in the neighborhood, helped save the house and... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The Thomas Edison House is a hidden gem. It is old, small, four room brick building, not suspicious of its significance. We took a tour and our guide was amazing, very knowledgeable. The room young Thomas Edison rented for about three weeks, is a representation of what the room looked like with period artifacts. The museum occupying the other three... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The Thomas Edison house is a little scary to get to (not a great neighborhood/street), but it's really fascinating inside! If you are a history buff at all, you will enjoy a visit here. The tour guides are passionate about Thomas Edison, and will give you LOTS of information on the exhibits. Well worth the $5.

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Enola, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

My husband was not too interested in visiting this spot when he saw what the outside looked like, but I convinced him to try it and he was glad he did. we had our own private tour of the house. The guide provided much information and there were some neat looking items to view. Anyone interested in history would like... More 

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Address: 729 East Washington Street, Louisville, KY
Phone Number: 5025855247
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville

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