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Thomas Edison National Historical Park

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Address: 211 Main St, West Orange, NJ 07052-5612
Phone Number: +1 973-736-0550
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Thomas Edison's Laboratory And House (Glenmont)

Great trip. I recommend getting there a little bit early to secure your tickets for the Glenmont House tour. There was a small movie theater in the back of the visitor center that... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Long Branch, New Jersey
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Long Branch, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great trip. I recommend getting there a little bit early to secure your tickets for the Glenmont House tour. There was a small movie theater in the back of the visitor center that showed short movies about Thomas Edison and his life. There were scheduled activities (Chemistry lab tour, phonograph playing and The Black Maria tour) that occurred throughout the... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you are interested in history and the invention of the light bulb (among other things) then this the place for you! It was very cool to see where everything was made. They also had a room where people used to record music.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing. The history of this man and all of his inventions. We had no idea how many other inventions beyond the lightbulb and phonograph. The home is amazing as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and spent about two and a half hours at Edison Park. It was easy to park in a lot across the street, and the fee was $10. My 12-year-old son did not have to pay. We watched a documentary on his mansion, which was in another place. An old and soft-spoken gentleman talked about phonograph. It was informative.... More 

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Bellevue, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful all day activity that you will talk about for a very long time. The Edison works takes you back to an era of discovery. Thomas Edison was a genius who invented many things that we take for granted. Of course, the light bulb but also the phonograph, motion picture camera and a slew of other things.... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our visit to Thomas Edison Nat'l Historic Park was almost an afterthought. I grew up in NJ and never went. What a huge surprise! It seems that Edison's children had a huge say in how the buildings were restored. EVERYTHING on site is authentic, just as it was when Edison was alive and ran his many businesses from here. Our... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Frankly, till the time I entered the laboratory, all I knew about Thomas Edison was that he invented the electric bulb. Now I know that he is much much more than that. The visitor centre gives you passes for the lab and to his house, Glenmont which is about a mile away from the lab. The lab is very educational... More 

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Woodland Park, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a pleasant and interesting visit to a historic home of a great inventor in a beautiful setting.

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Livingston, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such an amazing setting for a superlative car show! Hoping that they continue this event every year!

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Edison, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

stayed nearby and had nothing to do. asked about nearby attractions and was directed here. loved it. nifty and historic

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