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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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Absolutely fascinating

Plan to spend one to two hours touring this museum about the life and inventions by Thomas Edison. Park rangers were excellent in providing information. Highly recommend!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
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Tyler, Texas
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Tyler, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Plan to spend one to two hours touring this museum about the life and inventions by Thomas Edison. Park rangers were excellent in providing information. Highly recommend!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This attraction is approximately 20 minutes, via car, from Summit, NJ. It is the original laboratory of Thomas Edison. Less than a mile away from the Edison Lab is his personal residence. This is also available to tour. The National Park Ranger conducting the tour of the home was informative and provided significant details about the life of Thomas Edison.... More 

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The entire neighborhood is beautiful and the fact that you can tour a house in it is fantastic. The fact that it is Thomas Edison's house is even better! If you love BEAUTIFUL old houses (especially GIGANTIC ones) that have been decorated in the appropriate style, this is the place for you. If you're there in the warmer weather, there's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

If you have never been there or were only there before the renovations, plan to go again. There is more to see in a much improved site operated by the National Park Service.

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maplewood,NJ
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is a wonderful look into the life of one of our most famous American inventors, Thomas A.Edison. The family mansion with Greenhouse in Llewellyn Park is definitely worth a visit along with the Edison Labs on Main Street.

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Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you like old estates and their history... You'll love this place. We live in a neighboring town and the Edison historical home is our go to place with visitors. While not as grand as the homes in Newport, RI , it is far and away more interesting than the Fort myers winter estate. Does take a bit of time... More 

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West Orange, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The workers are awesome! I live in this town and do not go there but I had to for son. What a great experience for both of us. There was so much to learn without being taught in school. It was just such a great learning and educational experience for both of us. I highly recommend this.

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Marlton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

We came here on a cold winter's day. It is not real expensive at $7 per person and then an additional $5 for an audio guide if you wish. They show a short film at the visitors center which is very small. The grounds were smaller than I expected. My engineer husband enjoyed seeing Edison's factory and lab. For me,... More 

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New York City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Thomas Edison National Historic Site is run by the National Park Service so you're going to a place that never seems to be finished due to budgets. You have to take a guided tour which is going to be an absolute bore for any child not old enough or not interested in science. It's not exactly set up the way... More 

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New JerseyNew Jersey, USA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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