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Thomas Edison National Historical Park

Main Street & Lakeside Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052
(973) 736 0550
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Ranked #1 of 16 Attractions in West Orange
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was a great stop that we had not originally planned on. The cost to get in is just 5.4 adullt and was well worth it the park rangers in the facility were very knowledgeable and very helpful with any questions or things that we had that we wanted any information on they also demonstrated some of the equipment we... More

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wolcott
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We arrived late and had 90 minutes to see the factory complex. The chemistry lab was set up just as Edison had it while he was working there. The ranger had photos and provided an enthusiastic presentation on how he made his electric battery. Building 5 was the real treat: you can walk into his library and look up two... More

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The Thomas Edison National Historical Park is a national treasure. The people at the labs and the garage were knowledgeable and friendly. The issue we had was at the home. The tour guide was was crabby, only somewhat knowledgeable and forgetful. At various time the cost of the home was $2,500, $20,500 and $250,000. Questions were no adequately answered. I... More

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Haddon Heights, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

At first the Thomas Edison National Park, doesn't look like much except a few large brick buildings, but boy oh boy are those factory buildings filled with great history! Everything is so meticulously preserved, from Edison's Chemistry labs, to his offices, to his factories. The artifacts are plentiful and it looks like the workers will be back any minute and... More

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Bel Air, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I have been interested in Mr. Edison for many years, and finally made the trip to his lab/factory and home. What a wonderful experience. An amazing man and fascinating array of materials, machines and history. A bargain @ $7 to tour both sites. As a National Parks site, passport members are free as well as kids under 16 and seniors.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

if you're a fan of any of the invention thomas edison produced- go visit the thomas edison national historical park. tip- parking is across the street. there are two lots. you cross at the cross walk. they provide bright orange flags to use while crossing. even though it's the law to stop for pedestrians in the cross walk- some drivers... More

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Vonore, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We were told about the Edison laboratory by a guide at another site we visited and decided to stop by. We ended up staying a couple of hours because we enjoyed the presentations given on various parts of the site: the stockroom where we were shown a number of unusual items kept for possible research; the phonograph where actual disks... More

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McClure, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This was a wonderful visit for all my children from ages 14 down to 6. I really enjoyed it also. We didn't get to tour the home, because it wasn't open that day, but the factory was full of interesting memorabilia and facts about Edison and the inventions he worked on so hard. I love historical parks and this was... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I've been to the Edison National Park site twice now--the first time I was so impressed, I had to bring more people with me the next time, to share the experience. What I learned about Edison in elementary school gave me a totally different picture of the man than at this museum--his business and leadership skills are as impressive and... More

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Marlton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

As a 15 year resident of New Jersey (God help me), I really never have anything good to say about this state, but you must visit this beautiful park. Just a great place to relax, unwind and enjoy the day touring Mr. Edison's machine shop, laboratory and his expansive mansion. With every step you take on these beautiful grounds, you... More

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