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Interesting stop

First this historic house is located in a very interesting neighborhood in Louisville. The... read more

Reviewed December 13, 2018
Cincinnati, Ohio
Small, inexpensive, interesting museum

The docent of this small museum is very knowledgeable and extremely enthusiastic. It will only... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
Media, PA
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729 E Washington St, Louisville, KY 40202-1050
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Reviewed December 13, 2018

First this historic house is located in a very interesting neighborhood in Louisville. The neighborhood is called Butchertown, A very diverse and mixed use historic neighborhood. The house is a duplex shotgun built about 1850. Edison lived here for only a few years as a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed September 5, 2018

Lots of interesting things to look at in a small space! Our docent had grown up in the neighborhood, so he had a wealth of knowledge about Butchertown and Louisville in general, as well as Edison's life. A little off the beaten path, but worth...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

Thomas Edison’s House was cool to see and very interesting. I was hoping it was his house re-purposed, but there was only one room like that. The house itself was very small and we were the only people there, but it was full of interesting...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

The docent of this small museum is very knowledgeable and extremely enthusiastic. It will only take about an hour, but you will come away with new knowledge about Edison. Worth a stop.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 19, 2018

Our group scheduled a tour of the quaint restored authentically home. It was like stepping back in time. Amazing to see the early lights including first Christmas lights and many different phonographs from the earliest invented. Our guide was extremely informative and made us feel...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

This is down the street apiece from the revitalized Butchertown area. It’s a small museum that although there is nothing original still has some interesting finds. Remember, Edison was a young man when he lived here and only stayed in Louisville a year and a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed November 12, 2017

It was very interesting to hear the story of how Thomas Edison started in the invention business after starting with Western Union. It was interesting to see the house (with a small room he had) while he was learning his trade. There was also a...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed October 30, 2017 via mobile

If you go to Louisville and no stop by the Edison House you have done yourself an injustice. Although everything is not What Thomas Edison had at his home it is Authentics antiques. Light bulbs for the time. Photographs, the telegraph that he helped make...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed September 25, 2017

We were whisked back in time and took an important phone call from Mr. Edison himself! He said he spilled the beans and need us to come quickly he needed us! :)

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank David H
Reviewed August 28, 2017

We always take our out-of-town visitors here. Great examples of all the wonderful things Edison invented. Good video and very knowledgable staff..

Date of experience: August 2017
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From the website The museum is open for guided tours on Tuesday - Saturday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Admission: $5/adults; $4/seniors 60 & over; $3/students and free for children 5 & under. 729-731 East Washington Street... More