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Thomas Edison National Historical Park

211 Main St, West Orange, NJ 07052-5612
+1 973-736-0550
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This Is An "Enlightening" Place To Visit

I knew that Thomas Edison was involved with a lot of things, but I really did not know how much he... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mherzberg
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Winona, Minnesota
The Workshop of the Wizard

The Thomas Edison National Historic Park is a must for those who appreciate the inventive genius... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ddaborn
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West Orange, New Jersey
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good24%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“chemistry lab” (36 reviews)
“thomas edison” (91 reviews)
“house tour” (24 reviews)
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211 Main St, West Orange, NJ 07052-5612
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"chemistry lab"
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"thomas edison"
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"house tour"
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"his inventions"
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"machine shop"
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"gated community"
in 15 reviews
"movie studio"
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"his life"
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"motion picture"
in 12 reviews
"light bulbs"
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"guided tour"
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"senior pass"
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"national historical park"
in 15 reviews
"music room"
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"amazing man"
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"on display"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I knew that Thomas Edison was involved with a lot of things, but I really did not know how much he really was involved with. This site give you a very in-depth idea of the man and his people who worked with him. I recommend...More

1  Thank mherzberg
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Thomas Edison National Historic Park is a must for those who appreciate the inventive genius. An inside look at the workshops and labs with many exhibitions about the beginnings of the modern technology we take for granted. An educational journey into the achievements of...More

1  Thank ddaborn
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A definite must see for all ages. Thomas Edison is such a big part of American History his museum is an important place to visit.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been here twice with my family (incl a 7 yo boy). If you're a history buff, this is a must see. The laboratory is a big building with 3 floors. They have short live demonstrations. Easy 2 to 3 hour to keep that little one...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

Visited this place with my family on 28th April, 2018. This is a place that should interest both children and adults. A look at the place gives a fascinating insight to the man that Thomas Edison was - his relentless pursuit for perfection and the...More

1  Thank AnilNemani2015
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

The wonders of the history of electricity! From movies to cameras, record players, sending Morse code, electric light bulbs Etc. and everything is functional. It all comes alive.

1  Thank elizabeth s
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

We visited the Thomas Edison Laboratory Complex recently (The house wasn't open for tours, so we'll need to do that another time) and would highly recommend. It was amazing to see the labs filled with real equipment, chemicals, etc (not reproductions) that never left the...More

3  Thank mountaincachers
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

This was on my list of places to visit before I moved out of New Jersey and I'm very glad I came here before I left. The complex is quite large and easy to get to and it provides a wealth of information on Edison,...More

Thank Kevin B
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

This is a museum where you need several hours to really see everything and they close at 4 pm. so plan accordingly. We ran out of time. You can see Edison's workshop, library, stock room along with multiple other things - like the first movie...More

2  Thank VacaCouple2014
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Visited the museum as part of a school trip with kids in 5th grade. The school set up a 2 hour tour which was just enough time to see the main building. The tour included rooms within the main building like the Library, mechanical room,...More

Thank sindyrh
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16 February 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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