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Thomas Edison National Historical Park

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This is a must see when in WEST ORANGE NJ, for everyone. We visit here quite often with the kids... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
West Orange, New Jersey
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Very informative and great for class trips! Easy access from NJ Parkway to Rt. 280 and very close... read more

Reviewed November 14, 2018
West Caldwell, New Jersey
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a must see when in WEST ORANGE NJ, for everyone. We visit here quite often with the kids and sometime adults. Fascinating to see how Edison worked, discovered and achieved his successes, which changed the way the world operated.Well preserved lab, classroom and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 14, 2018

Very informative and great for class trips! Easy access from NJ Parkway to Rt. 280 and very close after the 280 exit. Not sure of the number off of Rt.280 but easy to look up.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank demacaluso1005
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Edison's home is a beautiful period house. To see his library and modest furnishings is to see a man who kept his life simple while innovating the world. His laboratory is at the bottom of hill and is a fun visit as well.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank readerpete
Reviewed October 19, 2018

We first went to tour the Edison House at Glenmont in Llewellyn Park. An ideal example of Victorian Queen Anne architecture with an intriguing story about it's first owner. A stroll through the grounds proved to be a lovely, tranquil walk. Then, at the laboratory,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

This is an easy review, staff here is knowledgeable and friendly, parking and ease of access was great. You can tell as soon as you enter the gates it was a different place. Tour was great of the Chemical lab, and the docents and rangers...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank CentralCoastDiverSLO
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

We stopped at this location for our children to complete their Jr Ranger badge. I had no clue what an amazing piece of history we would encounter. It was amazing to see where Thomas Edison worked and where he created and invented so many things...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank travelingisfun2014
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

A place to learn about Thomas Edison : inventor and businessman, described as America's greatest inventor. More significant than the number of Edison's patents (>1000) was the widespread impact of his inventions in our lives: the first incandescent electric light bulb, the phonograph, the motion...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Abybah
Reviewed September 3, 2018

We've lived about 15 minutes away from this park for 15+ years and finally visited! What a treat, if you love history, science or stepping back in time. What we hadn't realized before our visit, is that much of the space is just as it...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank NJtravelrabbit
Reviewed August 12, 2018

Although this exhibit is not open daily, why I don't know, it is VERY well done, and the price is affordable. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank CBR0107
Reviewed August 4, 2018

We visited the Thomas Edison workshop. We have a NP pass to get us in free, if we would have had to pay the fee, we would have been disappointed. As it was, it was a nice way to spend about 2 hours. Several of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Sunseekergirl77
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Sofya A
September 21, 2018|
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Response from AnilNemani2015 | Reviewed this property |
There is sufficient parking across the street
Sofya A
September 21, 2018|
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Response from CBR0107 | Reviewed this property |
There is a free parking lot across the street if you are a museum customer.
February 16, 2018|
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Response from Cherryberrypretty | Reviewed this property |
Yes, its close by a mile away. The parking is free. You can’t researched it but as you go to the park they’ll give you the address & direction to the mansion as part of the park package.
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One Day in New Jersey with Kids (6 Replies)
We are a group of 2 adults + 3 kids (all under 12yo). What can we do in one day in New Jersey? What else can we do in New Jersey aside from visiting the Thomas Edison National Historical Park? Thanks in advance!
July 15, 2017|
Response fromMaryGo3|
There is so many things that you can do. Will you need to use public transportation or will you rent a car? What time of year? Are you interested in the beach? Other historical places? Activities for the kids such as a water park or amusement rides? When he checks in, AERULES one of our DEs will give you a multiple number of ideas.