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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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We visited at Christmas time. The house was decorated as it might have been in Edison's days. The house is beautifully restored and very interesting.Also, the museum is now... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Union, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We visited at Christmas time. The house was decorated as it might have been in Edison's days. The house is beautifully restored and very interesting.Also, the museum is now open - another great addition to the trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This is truly awesome! The home, and the story of how it was build and how the Edison's obtained it is impressive. Beautiful home. But it's the "labs", a multi story building full of original equipment, artifacts, products, etc, left me in awe! There is also a separate building that is more of a proper laboratory but we ran out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Loved it !! Great place to visit . It's beautiful loved seeing all his many inventions and where he lived with his family .

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

We visited the laboratories and the Edison home. Both of us were very impressed by the staff and the sights. Does not look like much from the outside but go in and tour the floors to see what it may have looked like during Edisons productive years. We very much enjoyed!!!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Admission fee is $10, if you're a family of four - better to get the Annual Pass which cost $40 and good for one year. Optional Laboratory Complex Audio tour is $5, also "Tickets for a house tour are limited and distributed on a first-come first-served basis from the Laboratory Visitor Center starting at 9:30am. A ticketed tour is the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Chemistry was Thomas Edison's love; I didn't know that before visiting this great museum/historical park. Make sure to visit the building that houses his preserved chemistry lab and ask the knowledgeable park ranger lots of questions! The day that we were there the chemistry lab didn't open until 11. We toured Edison's home (about half a mile away and open... More 

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Newport, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The Thomas Edison National Historical Park consists of the main complex on Main Street and the Edison home "Glenmont" in a gated community ~1 mile away. just iNside the front gate to the complex is the visitors center. The VC contains a gift shop, bathrooms, a small seating area to view movies about Edison and Glenmont and one of Edison's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Thomas Edison NHP is just 20 miles from Manhattan and it's absolutely worth a visit. The park - essentially Edison's former laboratory complex turned into a museum - is comprised of a cluster of buildings just outside of West Orange's downtown district. The complex has significant historical significance as many of Edison's inventions were created here. Great care was taken... More 

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Toms River, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Took the family here and we were all awed by the labs and how well they were they were preserved. There is just so much to see and take in. Definitely do the glenmont tour, it is a beautiful home that is literally frozen in time.

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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

A museum dedicated to a true American genius should not be missed. Brought guests whose interests were scientific to Edison National Historic Site. Fascinating.

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