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Thomas Edison Butchertown House

729 E Washington St, Louisville, KY 40202-1050
+1 502-585-5247
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An intetresting tour

It was very interesting to hear the story of how Thomas Edison started in the invention business... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2017
Mikeslots
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Graham, North Carolina
This is a must

If you go to Louisville and no stop by the Edison House you have done yourself an injustice... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2017
15ChipGirl
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729 E Washington St, Louisville, KY 40202-1050
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

It was very interesting to hear the story of how Thomas Edison started in the invention business after starting with Western Union. It was interesting to see the house (with a small room he had) while he was learning his trade. There was also a...More

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Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

If you go to Louisville and no stop by the Edison House you have done yourself an injustice. Although everything is not What Thomas Edison had at his home it is Authentics antiques. Light bulbs for the time. Photographs, the telegraph that he helped make...More

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

We were whisked back in time and took an important phone call from Mr. Edison himself! He said he spilled the beans and need us to come quickly he needed us! :)

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

We always take our out-of-town visitors here. Great examples of all the wonderful things Edison invented. Good video and very knowledgable staff..

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Reviewed 18 August 2017

My boyfriend and I stopped in here on a whim while spending a couple days in Louisville and I'm glad we did. The guides were very nice and informative, we had fun talking to them a lot. The place is pretty small but they have...More

Thank kyla231
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

Museum was closed the day we were there but still fun to see one of Thomas Edison's homes. This is located in a very industrial section of town but don't be put off by that, well worth the drive.

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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped on a road trip and we were so glad we did. Our 7 and 9 year old e an enjoyed and learned. Our tour guide was a sweet lady who we enjoyed. So many good displays and info. Love seeing history with my...More

Thank ac6804
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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

This was an area of Washington Street that is more commercial than further down in Butchertown. I have lived in this city all my life and don't remember seeing this building. First, it is a small building and Edison only lived here a year when...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2017

The guide told me more about Thomas Edison than I knew after visiting his lad in West Orange. The exhibits are fascinating and ask to see the two videos.

Thank bklyndelight
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

This is place Edison rented out room for a year not where he lived small but packed with information the guy inside whom runs it was very informative and really explained everything to us so that was a big plus on being there or it...More

Thank 20SW
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Barbara B
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Response from jjctraveler | Reviewed this property |
From the website The museum is open for guided tours on Tuesday - Saturday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Admission: $5/adults; $4/seniors 60 & over; $3/students and free for children 5 & under. 729-731 East Washington Street... More
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