Visited here today! Pluses and minuses here. Early home, some nice furnishings, nothing 'roped' off, lovely gardens around home and in back.
Our tour guide, who appeared to be a college girl, was so sing-songy that we could barely understand her pronunciations. She used the term 'you guys' in just about every sentence and was clearly baffled about certain artifacts, such what Edison's stock ticker invention 'did'. She did do a good job of engaging the boys that were on the tour with another family though. . .maybe she is better for younger families than historical 'sticklers' like me. Her delivery was rote throughout.
Entry fee was inexpensive and we took the 'walk through' tour which was about 20 minutes. I didn't quite get the idea of the different tours since only one price was listed. . . person in the ticket office/shop said the other tour was 45 minutes. I guess if you're an Edison buff that would be better.
Upon leaving the home I was quite surprised to learn that Edison's family moved away from this home when he was 7. So. . .yes it's a birthplace, but no he didn't really 'live' here or invent things here.
A nice way to spend an hour but nothing really special.
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