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Thomas Edison National Historical Park

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211 Main St, West Orange, NJ 07052-5612
+1 973-736-0550
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Edison Laboratory and Home are New Jersey Hidden Treasures

The Thomas Edison National Historical Park is a very informative site and museum honoring the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
stardustdrive
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New Jersey
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1. Be sure and see home and Lab both they are about two miles apart from each other. 2. House... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
usroadrats
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Houston, Texas
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211 Main St, West Orange, NJ 07052-5612
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Thomas Edison National Historical Park is a very informative site and museum honoring the achievements and memory of its namesake. The genius of Edison is on full display from the Black Maria film studio to the phonograph to the light bulb. The main laboratory...More

Thank stardustdrive
Reviewed 1 week ago

1. Be sure and see home and Lab both they are about two miles apart from each other. 2. House tour is limited to not more than 14 people at a time. The house tour fills up very quickly. The first tour starts at 10:00,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to spend an afternoon. A walk back into the history of NJ and the USA, It is a national park.

Thank Gary M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You get a better understanding of just who Thomas Edison was when you visit this place. Make sure you take the time to visit both the Lab complex and the Homesite to get a full understanding of who this man was.

Thank Tim O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here based on very little research. It was wonderful. When the factory was closed back many decades ago, everything was left in place and given to National Service. Fascinating place with interesting presentations by rangers. It's amazing how many things that Thomas Edison Ted...More

Thank Jon C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is so much to see. I had no idea how many things would be there. It increased my historic knowledge in of NJ and Thomas himself. I really loved this place, so many antiques and beautiful things. I would love to go back again...More

Thank V2346VCmartinar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were surprisingly interested in the museum ourselves. Every time we brought visitors, even from overseas, they have been very much impressed by the broad coverage of history and artifacts. Ib one has the chance to stop at the estate in the Park it is...More

Thank Jacques L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a tremendous National Park site. Loads of different talks and demonstrations throughout the day. The main buildings are very well maintained and look just like did when it served as the epicenter for so many innovations. The main building alone is worth the visit...More

Thank jared625
Reviewed November 6, 2017

The National Park Service has preserved the Edison Factory/ Workshops and the Edison Home in painstaking detail. The Rangers at each site were extremely informative and knowledgeable. The tour of the Edison House is a must see.

Thank Bob Q
Reviewed November 3, 2017

I visited both the laboratory buildings and the Glenmont home - and both are worth the time to visit. I visited on a Friday morning in early November, and the laboratory part of the park was very well staffed with knowledgable and friendly rangers. At...More

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Helen J
May 25, 2017|
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Response from Lester A | Reviewed this property |
go to the NJ Transit website and put your starting point in. For destination use Thomas Edison National Historical Park which it will recognize as the location ((address is 211 Main Street West Orange) It will give you... More
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sanderson657
March 26, 2017|
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Response from abuben | Reviewed this property |
Since it is not crowded, I guess they could easily take care of your luggage.
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