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Thomas Edison Museum

37 Christie St, Edison, NJ 08820-3860
+1 732-549-3299
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Edison Museum in Menlo Park

This Museum says it all about how New Jersey values and presents its historic landmarks. A tiny... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
Edison Museum

The museum showcases many of Thomas Edison's creations including the phonograph and many of his... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
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37 Christie St, Edison, NJ 08820-3860
+1 732-549-3299
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

This Museum says it all about how New Jersey values and presents its historic landmarks. A tiny building dedicated to one of the greatest inventors of all time.

Thank dianemU1219TK
Reviewed 17 August 2017

The museum showcases many of Thomas Edison's creations including the phonograph and many of his light bulbs, as well as memorabilia relating to Edison and his inventions. The museum also showcases many images taken of Edison's property, inventions, and family.

1  Thank geo0269
Reviewed 16 June 2017

This is a great way to introduce living history to any child its a geat place to visit and explore history

Thank thesandman2015
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

I have lived in Edison my entire life and kind of took the light and museum for granted. One day my husband and I took a tour of the museum. We go to see the light often but I never was in the museum. What...More

2  Thank tonimarie0515
Reviewed 10 May 2017

This is a very small museum open between Thu-Sat 10 am - 4 pm with about couple of rooms containing the history and life of Thomas Alva Edison besides some of his great works like the Phonograph, light bulb etc which gives a great insight...More

1  Thank Gauthamsv
Reviewed 6 April 2017

The museum gives you a quick history of the great inventor, both personal and professional. There are lots of original items and photos. There is always someone running a tour, and they do a good job. The original lab and manufacturing building are gone, but...More

1  Thank Robert S
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

If you can, before you visit the Edison museum, you should read the book, the last days of night. While Edson did invent the lightbulb for DC current, the United States adopted AC current and Mr. Westinghouse was much more instrumental in development of the...More

5  Thank sledhead36
Reviewed 11 February 2017

it is small place but full of Great information about the great inventor. they have nice gift shop also the Edison tower and various patented inventions

2  Thank 1DR
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

1  Thank Linda B
Reviewed 30 December 2016

An excellent, yet understated museum.... for one of the most important inventions of modern time. Be sure to bring the kids...... it is a teaching moment.

2  Thank 52michael
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Sharon H
19 October 2017|
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Response from Michael B |
There is a train stop in Medlow Park, NJ but it would be a long walk. This is a very tiny building, then the monument, but only open very few days. It is nothing to travel a long way to see. The Edison factory in West... More