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Thomas Edison National Historical Park

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Address: Main Street & Lakeside Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052
Phone Number: (973) 736 0550
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Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Interesting Step Back in Time

After we got our annual National Parks Pass (well worth the $80) and the kids discovered the passport/cancellation program, we have to stop at places that might be interesting and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

After we got our annual National Parks Pass (well worth the $80) and the kids discovered the passport/cancellation program, we have to stop at places that might be interesting and good places to walk a bit but also offer the stamp. This fit the bill. It's ol' Thomas' final industrial complex/lab and seems to be pretty much like someone just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

The greatest inventor in history's greatest invention is this amazing site ... His "Invention Invention," namely the world's first scientific laboratory. It's all here, demonstrating where and how the Wizard of Menlo Park expanded that wizardry 30 miles to the north.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Such a remarkable way to spend the day.the Rangers and volunteers are friendly and informative,the site is interesting and educational,not far away you can tour his house and see where he and and his wife are buried.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Such an interesting way to lear more about Edison and where he lived while he was changing the face of electric consumption in America. West Orange was the Silicon Valley of it's time. Definitely visit, then make your way back to his labs and the Black Maria. A good day to connect with all that is possible.

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West Orange, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

If you are a historical buff then you will love the this place. The tour of the labs where Thomas Edison worked was really interesting. The BEST PART is the tour to Glenmont: Thomas Edison house in Llewellyn Park its beautiful with all the old antiques and wood work. Don't miss the library its unbelievable. The gardens are lush, best... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Having visited the Edison home in South Florida I had high hopes. Signage is decent to get you to the laboratory though beware that the parking lot is across the street and you can quickly pass by it. The 3rd floor is where all the cool stuff is. At one end of the building is the original staircase. Some people... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The workshop, library, and offices feel like they were sort of left as they were when it closed--which is a compliment. I found all the bespoke tools and gadgets incredibly cool. Probably not best for very little kids (under 5) but they have scavenger hunt form that will keep them interested. Try to get there earlier in the day since... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We were spurred to visit this museum when my son was studying the industrial revolution at school. A great pick since Edison was good pals with Henry Ford (the subject of my son's biography report) and there were photos of him there and some history info as well! The museum was empty and it was like stepping back in time.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

This site was so fascinating. Thomas Edison was a genius! I had no idea that he had made so many inventions that are still impacting our lives today. Luckily for us and for future generations Edison's equipment, personal belongings, etc have been preserved as they were on the day he died. This is not "staged" as so many places are.... More 

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Dothan, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Besides learning about Edison beginning in grade school, I learned a lot about him in my undergrad studies in communications in the early 1990s. A photo of the "Black Maria" seemed to pop up in every communications textbook I had! So, finally, I was glad to work the Thomas Edison National Historical Park into a stop on a road trip... More 

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Additional Information about Thomas Edison National Historical Park

Address: Main Street & Lakeside Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052
Phone Number: (973) 736 0550
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  West Orange
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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