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Thomas Edison National Historical Park

Address: Main Street & Lakeside Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052
Phone Number: (973) 736 0550
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Ranked #1 of 18 Attractions in West Orange
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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New JerseyNew Jersey, USA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Don't even bother. The place is perpetually under construction. It's a shame that the state can never complete the project. I'm sure Edison is rolling over in his grave :(

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Bernardsville, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Saw Thomas Edison's house - that was the best part. Saw some of his belongings, clothes, and books. Lot of other buildings closed. Another interesting site was a car garage with a rotating floor/lift so they could do lots of work on it. The site is quite large and tree filled so it is a pleasant site. Just not that... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My husband is a chemist and holds a dozen patents himself so we had to stop at Edision's lab on a recent trip up to Boston. It was an impressive lab, especially for the time. The chemistry building was of particular interest to hubby, but the heavy and precision machine shops (each one floor of the builidng with the largest... More 

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Nutley, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Thomas Edison was a remarkable American. Visit here and learn more about his work, inventions and family life. This site is where he did research and development and manufacturing. The knowledgable Rangers and volunteers will make this visit memorable. There are well designed displays within the actual laboratory complex. The Edison home is nearby and deserves a visit. You need... More 

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Unteraegeri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Nowhere did we come so close to the pioneering spirit of one of the most brilliant of American Inventors. The Edison Laboratory is just out of this world. Breathtakingly interesting.

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Shelburne, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We are two senior couples. Large lab is preserved as it was in the late 1800's. I was amazed at how prolific and shrewd this inventor was who contributed massively to our world over 60 years. There are guided as well as self-tour options in the laboratory complex. The three-story main building has elevators. Reservations for a guided tour of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Had passed by the sign many times, finally made the time to go. We were a party of 4, 2 "mature" adults & 2 young adults. We all enjoyed our visit. We were fortunate that 1 in our party had a National Parks Pass so admission was free. Go early as the tour of Edison's home is limited, first come... More 

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Central New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Looking for something to take the kids to on a a bad weather day? Learn about a great American and have fun doing it? Visit the Thomas Alva Edison National Park in West Orange. The site includes his house and lab. The house and lab are both in relatively good shape and are loaded with insights into his daily life... More 

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Bridgewater, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Edison's research laboratory and his home, essentially as just as they were when he worked and lived here. What was invented by Edison, at his earlier laboratory Menlo Park, NJ and here in West Orange? The incandescent light bulb, motion pictures including the movie camera and the motion picture studio (see a recreation of the very first studio), the phonograph... More 

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Katy, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

The park is a short cab ride from the Newark airport. It was very interesting to see the place Edison worked for almost 50 years. The library looks the same as he left it. The park closes earlier than I would like. I ran out of time. Give yourself about 2 hours to tour the laboratory building. Also, the tour... More 

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