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Thomas Edison National Historical Park

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Address: 211 Main St, West Orange, NJ 07052-5612
Phone Number: (973) 736 0550
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Edison Museum

If you like history and science, this is a great place to visit. Edison's office was left the way it was when he died. Labratories and exhibits demonstrate Edison's genius. His... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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West orange, nj
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West orange, nj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you like history and science, this is a great place to visit. Edison's office was left the way it was when he died. Labratories and exhibits demonstrate Edison's genius. His house is also a fantastic visit.

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Church Hill, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This national historic park was fantastic. It was like Thomas Edison went home for the night and left everything for us to see. You could spend 3 hours in the laboratory alone just marveling at all the information and artifacts that are there. There were seminars, talks and demonstrations that we did not have time to experience, but I bet... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a fascinating visit as all the spaces you get to see are still in their original state - as if Edison has just walked out the door. This is a very interesting place especially if you are into engineering and mechanics or are just into inventions. Edison was a fascinating man who invented heaps of things. There are... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It feels like Mr Edison just locked the door behind him and left-so much remains in place-old machinery, laboratory with chemical bottles, books and Edison's bed in his library-it's like you have stepped back in time. One of the most interesting musea I have ever visited. We didn't visit Edison's house, but the old factory buildings were just amazing.

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Thank Jenny M
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Didn't get to visit Thomas Edison's house, but visited his science laboratory left as it was when he used it. Went around all the buildings and saw the library and the masses of books collected by Edison. Rangers on hand to talk to the children and they did a good job keeping their interest. Much to see, another visit needed.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a treasure we found! This park was staffed with passionate, knowledgeable and friendly Guides and Rangers. The moment we walked into the Visitors Center we were greeted with a welcoming smile and given the best suggestions for our visit. You must do the mansion tour first if you are able. Once you get started with the laboratory, the time... More 

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Newark, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to find historical workshop where Thomas Edison and his team created or invented the phonograph, the bulb, and other useful items. The building, the machinery, diagrams, uniforms, inventions and the tools to create them. Cannot get better than this.

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Thank Noemi N
Kinnelon, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting place to visit if you have young kids who are fascinated by science . It is has many interesting things at the Edison factory . If you want to visit Edison's house as well then you need to go early as tickets are limited . Parking is just across the street and is free.

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Clifton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a MUST visit for anyone interested in our country's history. It was truly a remarkable learning experience.What an incredible man and how he changed our world! The staff was very knowledgable and helpful. The lab exhibits were meticulously organized with explanations along the way. Our visit to Edison's home, Glenmont, was extrmely interesting and our guide was wonderful.... More 

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Clifton, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you live within 20 miles of West Orange NJ, you are missing out on hours of an interesting attraction in your back yard. We spend about 3 1/2 hours at the lab and Glenmont, his home and we could have stayed longer to see even more. The guides are very knowledgeable and make the time go by quickly. There... More 

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