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Address: 729 East Washington Street, Louisville, KY
Phone Number: +1 502-585-5247
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My wife and I finally visited this neat attraction recently on a trip to Louisville. It is worth a visit. There is an interesting story behind Edison's time in Louisville, and the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 August 2016
193barryl
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Lexington, Kentucky
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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were on our way to the airport, so didn't have time for the full tour, but the staffer came outside to visit with us. Interesting history housed in one of L'ville's historic shotgun houses.

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District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It is a really small house, and nothing particular to see, but it is a great educational site. Good to stop by.

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Clinton, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We dropped by the Thomas Edison Butchertown House after touring the Copper and Kings Distillery since it was in the area. The hours sign out front says that they're open on Saturdays, but the house was locked up tight. That was a little disappointing, but it was still cool to read the sign out front about the history of the... More 

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Clinton, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Stop by if you are in the area but it is not worth a special trip. TE rented a room in this house for a short while and then left the area

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

A plaque explains that Edison lived here when he was a telegraph operator nearby. Go slowly down the tree-lined street to appreciate the many lovely homes, including some shotgun-styles.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I believe this site is better for a history fanatic, but it's certainly something I would say is worth taking a picture by at least. It was near the baseball stadium we went to so went here simply to bypass time.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

My wife and I finally visited this neat attraction recently on a trip to Louisville. It is worth a visit. There is an interesting story behind Edison's time in Louisville, and the exhibits are nice. We had a great docent who gave us lots of interesting information. The spot is easy to access and a great value for $5. One... More 

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Vassar, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Can't give it 5 stars because we were not able to get there during OPEN hours. we did like the plaques on the outside, informative enough. and it was not far from where we were staying. kind of a cool thing.

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Thank Carol W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

We saw a brown sign advertising this treasure! We were so happy that we stumbled on it! We saw Thomas Edison's room, his phonographs, dictaphones and lightbulbs. The gentleman that gave the tour was so knowledgeable and friendly. The little house is a gem right in a residential neighborhood. It was a great exhibit and we highly recommend it!

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Flat Rock, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

We stopped here while visiting Louisville and there was a lot of history and our tour guide had lots of knowledge about Thomas Edison. If you want to know the complete history of Thomas Edison, you have to stop here. Just don't expect it to be a quick stop and dont bring young children.

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