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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 15 attractions in West Orange
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW 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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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

This was well worth the three hours that we spent there. It was so very, very interesting and well presented.

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Montclair, New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Well worth it to see where so much hard work yielded so much. Kids will love it & adults will learn too. Docents are friendly & willing to help. Must see.

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Carteret, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

this is a very historical and most interesting place for those people who can enjoy history and the way life used to be. the home is BEAUTIFUL, and full of original possesions. and also the warehouse and museum have so much info for all. Did you know Edison was DEAF in one ear, and almost DEAF in the other??? and... More

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West Orange, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Everyone has heard of Thomas Edison, but a visit to the Edison Historical Site will be a real eye opener. Edison was much more creative than just the light bulb! Wow! His work with inventing the record player, artificial rubber, movies, and on and on. The self guided tour is pretty good, but see if you can get a guide.... More

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West Orange, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The factory tour is very interesting and easy to do own your own and even better with a guided tour If Glenmount is opened. Worth the drive to see his family home and to see life in a wealthy Victorian /Edwardian home. American version of Downton abbey. Edison inventions are even displayed in his garage and green house

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West Orange, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Thomas Edison was undoubtably a genius... but, to quote him "Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% persperation" ... he is being too modest, but he definitely did work very hard for all that he achieved... and his facilities in West Orange are one of the main places where he did his work. His inventions and innovations have helped shaped the... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Thomas Edison had a lot to share and it's great that we are fortunate to see so much of it. The laboratory was amazing and holds so much of his creations. The buildings are set up for a self guided tour. If you are inclined, the entrance fee also includes a visit to Glenmont (his home) in Llewwellyn Park. The... More

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West Orange, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We enjoy national historic sites. This one is informative and interesting, especially since the restorations. We have been there a number of times, both before and after the site was restored. There are plenty of interesting artifacts to see and interactive exhibits kids would like We visited on a day that the rangers gave a lecture on Edison's sound recording... More

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New Haven, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

We only had time for the house, which was too bad, because the rest also looked fascinating. But the house tour was excellent, and even though it was only half an hour, the guide clearly knew a lot more than he had time to tell us. There was only one thing that bothered me: the guide told the whole story... More

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