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Thomas Edison National Historical Park

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Address: 211 Main Street, West Orange, NJ 07052
Phone Number: (973) 736 0550
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very interesting and educational

It is the kind of place you want to go back several times. All the tours were very informative. I like taking people that visit me from out of state.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
sandy m
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West Orange, New Jersey
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West Orange, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is the kind of place you want to go back several times. All the tours were very informative. I like taking people that visit me from out of state.

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Allendale, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here to view the Edison house. Quite spectacular and located on a great piece of property. Amazingly lots of things are still out on display in the home which actually at times makes it look lived in. I enjoyed the vehicles that are still parked in the garage on the grounds. They look as if you could hop in... More 

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although I learned about Thomas Edison inventions in elementary school I really did not realize the genius of this man and the magnitude of his inventions until I visited this historical national park. If you love history you will be fascinated when visiting this historic park. It really is a museum of buildings that he used to develop his inventions.... More 

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Marlboro, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took my son there to reinforce what he was learning in school at the time. He actually enjoyed it.

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1 Thank spinzy17
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I had a day off together and wanted an indoor activity as the weather outside was frigid today. The Thomas Edison National Historic Park was a really good choice. We thought we would stay 2 hours, max, but ended up staying over three hours! Things to Know 1. Our experience was positive due to Jackie, the volunteer... More 

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

$10 is a small price to pay to see the laboratories where Edison invented things that changed the world and the way people live. He's also responsible for inventing the concept and process of the modern laboratory. At the Thomas Edison National Historic Park (gifted to and now operated by the National Park Service) you'll see and learn about Edison's... More 

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Montclair, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

You'll see everything this genius used to work, to live and his grave. You'll love how he recycled the heat in his house. How bright his first light bulb is (using bamboo as fuse)! How interesting his camera was...as big as a house! etc. Fascinating!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Thomas Edison National Historical Park is an educational place. The exhibits are interesting and there are ranger talks, in which park rangers teach visitors about Thomas Edison. I recommend this national park for all history lovers!

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Finally had a chance to visit after the NHP was closed for a long time for renovations. There is an entry fee, well worth it. Also recommend getting the audio tour to truly get the whole story. They say you can spend 1-2 hours. Take your time. Easily could have spend more than 2 hrs. A lot to learn beyond... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

This is one place you would not only find educational but inspirational as well. Adults would enjoy this venue as will kids. Learning about the origination of an invention and still seeing the buildings and the tools intact is memorable. This is a must for the family and the Forest people are so knowledgeable that you would gain a lot... More 

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