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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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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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It is a fantastic tour and Building complex. The exhibits artifacts and buildings are great. They show the whole story of Edison's work and inventions. Get the tour of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
James C
Brooklyn, New York
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is a fantastic tour and Building complex. The exhibits artifacts and buildings are great. They show the whole story of Edison's work and inventions. Get the tour of the house as well its up the hill in a community that you need a stamped ticket for. It is really beautiful and worth it. Highly recommend the entire park. It... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

On Saturday Nov 14 th we drove from Newburg,NY to Northern New Jersey first stopping in Morristown,then on to West Orange.Visiting the Thomas Edison National Historic Park Touring both his Laboratory and his Home-Glenmont. While the lab was very interesting,it was his home that is a real treasure and should not be missed.You must obtain a pass in the lab's... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Laboratory places you back in time and it gives you a feeling of admiration of what Edison and team accomplished not that long ago. It also makes you realize what an industrial strength Edison was and ahead of his time to create the first real R&D department. If you can get tickets visit also his home that is a... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came by train from Penn Station in NYC and that in itself was fun as we had never been to NJ by train. Maybe not so exciting if you live in NJ and go into the city every day but for us it was a novelty! Just check the bus schedules so you get a good connection. The site... More 

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South Orange, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The story behind his ownership is entertaining independent of it being Thomas Edison's house. Beautiful house but check out the electric car in the garage! Also worth a visit is his offices and factory.

Thank Sophia F
Ridgefield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The library in the laboratory blew me away; I understand when Edison had an idea he would sleep there; The national park people there was well informed and very friendly and knowledgeable

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Cedar Grove, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really had wonderful experience here.Got chance to see world first recording theater. They are still playing first recorded vinyl record. Every day, they have timings to explain about Edison's recording theater and other important inventions. You can definitely enjoy worlds first talking doll. Last ,but not least , Edison's 6 bedroom house was really amazing. They are still maintaining... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you think he just invented the light bulb, think again. Also see his work area , he had everything there to see what would work with what. Learn about the black Mariah.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have always respected great scientists. Thomas Edison is 1 of the top inventors who revolutionised life around the world. The Thomas Edison lab is the worksite of this brilliant man & brief talks conducted by the national park rangers provide insight into the life of this great man. Be sure to check the opening hours of the adjacent Glenmont... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Nice place to visit to know the Thomas Edison real history. In this museum you can back to begining to the last century and check how the Light and technology was deve Lopes. Good for family groupset.

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