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Thomas Edison National Historical Park

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Address: Main Street & Lakeside Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052
Phone Number: (973) 736 0550
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Our only regret is that we could not see everything. After two hours we were saturated. We saw a lovely demo of Edison wax cylinders played on original equipment and sat through... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Our only regret is that we could not see everything. After two hours we were saturated. We saw a lovely demo of Edison wax cylinders played on original equipment and sat through a lovely discussion of invention the electric light bulb. We saw two machine shops and the library and many of the third floor displays. There was more to... More 

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florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Time travel for the cost of admission. If you are an Edison fan then this is a must! Place is well kept and great tour. Take your time with the exhibits.

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Long Island, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Go here, check out his amazing ideas that were turned into reality. There are three floors of exhibits in a huge factory building, 2 smaller labs, and his amazing estate. Ask a lot of questions of the park rangers. They have knowledge they aren't giving up unless you ask.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

My kids (teens) and I went over spring break, my son has wanted to go for several months. It is a wonderful place, we did not do any of the tours but everyone was friendly and willing to answer any questions. His lab is loaded with things to look at. We were able to get up to the house; the... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

First of all, I appreciated the free parking lot across the street front the main gate. What is in fact on the small grounds is beautifully preserved, and the National Parks folks are super. Please be aware that there are two Edison sites in New Jersey. This is the smaller, less involved one. Most of the site involves Edison's factory... More 

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Tyler, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Plan to spend one to two hours touring this museum about the life and inventions by Thomas Edison. Park rangers were excellent in providing information. Highly recommend!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This attraction is approximately 20 minutes, via car, from Summit, NJ. It is the original laboratory of Thomas Edison. Less than a mile away from the Edison Lab is his personal residence. This is also available to tour. The National Park Ranger conducting the tour of the home was informative and provided significant details about the life of Thomas Edison.... More 

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The entire neighborhood is beautiful and the fact that you can tour a house in it is fantastic. The fact that it is Thomas Edison's house is even better! If you love BEAUTIFUL old houses (especially GIGANTIC ones) that have been decorated in the appropriate style, this is the place for you. If you're there in the warmer weather, there's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

If you have never been there or were only there before the renovations, plan to go again. There is more to see in a much improved site operated by the National Park Service.

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maplewood,NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is a wonderful look into the life of one of our most famous American inventors, Thomas A.Edison. The family mansion with Greenhouse in Llewellyn Park is definitely worth a visit along with the Edison Labs on Main Street.

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