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Thomas Edison Butchertown House

729 East Washington Street, Louisville, KY (Central Business District)
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Ranked #34 of 81 Attractions in Louisville
Type: Architectural Buildings
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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83 reviews 83 reviews
60 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We got a guided tour and it was excellent. It took about an hour but was worth it. The old phonographs still work and they play them for you! It was neat. Also this tour gave good info on Louisville history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We went with our two young kids, ages 5 and 3. It was a cute little house with many artifacts that showed things that Edison had invented. Great little piece of history.

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Columbia, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

While I'll admit that the museum is a bit misleading - Edison merely stayed there for a little while as a young man - the artifacts and information are still very interesting, and it's not an expensive place to visit. The atmosphere is very casual and the guide is extremely enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The tour is self-paced, and it seems... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

This little place is packed full of history! As a homeschool mom this was an excellent field trip! Very affordable and highly recommendable for families.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

This tour is like a haiku. Although the tour is short, it is cram-packed with meaning. The tour guide was enthusiastic and incredibly knowledgeable. It's a one-time trip, but worth the time!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Took our granddaugther on an outing and we all enjoyed this house. Lots of educational information and given in a relaxed presentation where you aren't rushed. We just happened to drive by and wasn't aware it was there. Should advertise it more.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012 via mobile

I can't imagine how this was rated so high. T. Edison rented a room for a few months. The exhibits were period but not Edison's and most were broken. Really a waste of time and money.

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