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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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Haddon Heights, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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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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Castro Valley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

See Edison's lab where amazing breakthrough in electrical, film, and audio recording were advanced. His office looks just as it would a century ago. Also tour his home nearby. Worth half a day

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Clinton, New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

You will be totally immersed in a world of innovation. I got a real sense for how Edison lived his life. A bed in the library so he could sleep without leaving the property. A scroll desk that was locked at his death and reopened and displayed as he left it was very interesting to see. He even had a... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

Thomas Edison's house is chock full of his stuff.Much to see and hear the history behind this inventive man. (to coin a phrase) I was in the first building to have electricity in LA of course it was by Edison. That motivated me to learn more about the man behind it all. An excellent informative tour.

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