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Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park

37 Christie St, Edison, NJ 08820-3860
+1 732-549-3299
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Fun stop

Tower access was part of our guided tour at the museum. Our guide was great and a lot of fun. Tour... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2018
Heather G
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Malvern, Pennsylvania, United States
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Tiny museum packed with incredible stories

We were visiting New Jersey and had a few hours before we could check into our hotel and since the... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2018
jene354
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Exeter, New Hampshire
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37 Christie St, Edison, NJ 08820-3860
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Tower access was part of our guided tour at the museum. Our guide was great and a lot of fun. Tour isn't too long and worth the stop if you can.

Thank Heather G
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

We were visiting New Jersey and had a few hours before we could check into our hotel and since the museum was close by, we decided to check it out. We went on a Saturday and it seems like they might only have guided tours...More

Thank jene354
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

The Thomas Edison Center At Menlo Park is a small, but exceptional, museum. Our tour guide (an older gentleman whose name I don't remember) was terrific...very informative, great sense of humor, and wonderful stories about the life and times of Thomas Edison. There also are...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

I came here from New York by train. The station is near (though a fair hike from) Metropark station, and there are good directions on their website to find it. Google Maps did not have the correct location, though, and I ended up wandering around...More

Thank dmbia
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Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

The website said trails so we were hoping for more of a walk. The trails were pretty and a short walk led to an over grown pond. It was a bit muddy since we have had so much rain. Others have said the museum is...More

2  Thank BJ G
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Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Great bit of history. The historic markers on site are very informative. I went during the day but would like to see it lit at night

1  Thank Francis L
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Reviewed 4 May 2017

This is a small but classic corner of most important work in world -Electric Bulb. Tower has been renovated.

Thank harishkb
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

Nice to see what they've done what they can to reclaim and retain Edison's accomplishment. Oddly though, some human elements revealed in comments on the plaques: "After Thomas Edison moved out of the laboratories and boarding houses, fire damaged some of the buildings in the...More

2  Thank Bob_Swingin
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

This little museum is built on the site where Edison had his famous Menlo Park Invention Factory. He invented the light bulb and phonograph here. The museum is very small but has lots of interesting authentic details, including some of the original wax cylinder recordings...More

2  Thank Linda B
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Reviewed 29 December 2016

Small Museum.... but one you should visit at least once in your lifetime. The first street that had electricity ... this is the street. This is the sight where Edison Created his first working light bulb. Total time you will spend in this landmark location...More

1  Thank 52michael
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