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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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Great visit

We had a great rangers today, one was very enthusiastic and talked with is about the chemistry lab... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
02shadow
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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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Wow

Unfortunately we didn't have a lot of time to spend but what we saw was amazing. We hope to go... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
iriskitty
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Morehead City, North Carolina
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  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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211 Main St, West Orange, NJ 07052-5612
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"his inventions"
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"gated community"
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"light bulb"
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"senior pass"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great rangers today, one was very enthusiastic and talked with is about the chemistry lab and the black maria. Great staff and great place to see - a real time capsule. We also ate in at Benjis Mexican just a mile down...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately we didn't have a lot of time to spend but what we saw was amazing. We hope to go back and see more of the park. Great stuff.

Thank iriskitty
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love to tour historic homes, but this combo - Edison's labs, and his home in Northern NJ left me wowed!!! I'd (sorry to say) thought of Edison only in terms of the light bulb, but his work in sound recording, electric cars, and the...More

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Reviewed January 14, 2018

Easy to reach by car. Tour of the buildings and grounds takes time but well worth it. Interior is beautifully restored and maintained; great fun for everyone.

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Reviewed January 12, 2018 via mobile

Although in the United States people over 60 are in control of about 75 per cent of the nation's wealth, I think most of us would admit to not being millionaires. So how do we do it? Close down our houses for 3 months to...More

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Reviewed January 11, 2018

we stopped by last year to get the senior's lifetime national park pass for $10 before the offer expired. We totally loved the tour of the house!

Thank Linda M
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Reviewed January 9, 2018

This site pays tribute to the legendary inventor Thomas Edison including his chem labs, drafting areas, and a remarkable remake of the first movie theater the Black Maria. His jacket is hung up among original batteries he created. They give a talk about the light...More

Thank Sean S
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Reviewed January 4, 2018

This is such a gem of a place to explore and learn all about Edison and his team. This can be self-guided or you can hop in on a quick presentation. All so informative and interesting. We have yet to tour the house because the...More

Thank Mona B
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Reviewed January 3, 2018

Absolute great experience. Staff are very dedicated and go out of their way to make your experience a great one. So much about Thomas Edison to learn that goes beyond the light bulb. Can't say enough about the staff. Great experience for Children and Adults....More

Thank RayKski
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Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

The tours of the workshops and particularly the chemistry lab really show the amazing extent he went to for working on his ideas. There are so many artifacts and first-of-a-kinds to see. Listening to a 100+ year old recording, clear as standing next to you...More

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February 16, 2018|
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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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