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Thomas Edison Butchertown House

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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
Small but interesting.

This is down the street apiece from the revitalized Butchertown area. It’s a small museum that... read more

Reviewed June 16, 2018
Louisville, KY
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729 E Washington St, Louisville, KY 40202-1050
+1 502-585-5247
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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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.

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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

1  Thank Cheryl F
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

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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

Thank Mikeslots
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

Thank 15ChipGirl
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! :)

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..

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Reviewed August 18, 2017

My boyfriend and I stopped in here on a whim while spending a couple days in Louisville and I'm glad we did. The guides were very nice and informative, we had fun talking to them a lot. The place is pretty small but they have...More

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Barbara B
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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