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Thomas Edison Butchertown House

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Address: 729 E Washington St, Louisville, KY 40202-1050
Phone Number: 5025855247
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My wife and I finally visited this neat attraction recently on a trip to Louisville. It is worth a visit. There is an interesting story behind Edison's time in Louisville, and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
193barryl
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Lexington, Kentucky
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A plaque explains that Edison lived here when he was a telegraph operator nearby. Go slowly down the tree-lined street to appreciate the many lovely homes, including some shotgun-styles.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I believe this site is better for a history fanatic, but it's certainly something I would say is worth taking a picture by at least. It was near the baseball stadium we went to so went here simply to bypass time.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I finally visited this neat attraction recently on a trip to Louisville. It is worth a visit. There is an interesting story behind Edison's time in Louisville, and the exhibits are nice. We had a great docent who gave us lots of interesting information. The spot is easy to access and a great value for $5. One... More 

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Vassar, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Can't give it 5 stars because we were not able to get there during OPEN hours. we did like the plaques on the outside, informative enough. and it was not far from where we were staying. kind of a cool thing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

We saw a brown sign advertising this treasure! We were so happy that we stumbled on it! We saw Thomas Edison's room, his phonographs, dictaphones and lightbulbs. The gentleman that gave the tour was so knowledgeable and friendly. The little house is a gem right in a residential neighborhood. It was a great exhibit and we highly recommend it!

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Flat Rock, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here while visiting Louisville and there was a lot of history and our tour guide had lots of knowledge about Thomas Edison. If you want to know the complete history of Thomas Edison, you have to stop here. Just don't expect it to be a quick stop and dont bring young children.

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Collingswood, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016 via mobile

This place is tiny tiny tiny! There's a ton of lightbulbs and you can listen to a real Edison phonograph. Very informative!

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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

A small brick house tucked away in an older commercial area of down-town where Thomas Edison, as a young man working for Western Union, apparently rented a small room. The place is full of samples and examples, in beautiful condition, of the amazing list of things Edison invented. The day we visited, no one else was there so the docent... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Has the makings of something better but just not quite there with the exhibits. Somewhat dusty and less than what you would expect for the attraction.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

Quick little stop before last day at Kentucky a Kingdom. Interesting and somewhat educational visit but realized Edison only spent about a year at this location.

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