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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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Interesting historic site, informative guides

Wonderful historic site detailing the life and gargantuan number of inventions by Thomas Edison. So... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Angierobrts
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Leicester, North Carolina
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Very informative for children and adults. Original lab and working of Thomas Edison

You need time to see it all. Children with some understanding of the terrific inventions. I would... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
evyjean
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West Orange, New Jersey
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“chemistry lab” (37 reviews)
“house tour” (24 reviews)
“his inventions” (23 reviews)
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211 Main St, West Orange, NJ 07052-5612
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"chemistry lab"
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"house tour"
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"his inventions"
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"gated community"
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"machine shop"
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"movie studio"
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"his life"
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"motion picture"
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"guided tour"
in 19 reviews
"step back in time"
in 10 reviews
"light bulbs"
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"visitor center"
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"senior pass"
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"national historical park"
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"music room"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wonderful historic site detailing the life and gargantuan number of inventions by Thomas Edison. So interesting. Well done movies in the welcome center. See the original chemistry lab and machine shop.

Thank Angierobrts
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You need time to see it all. Children with some understanding of the terrific inventions. I would recommend that you do your homework with you children before going

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Won’t repeat what other reviewers have explained so well. Just want to emphasize, as a history buff, that this presentation made one feel as if they were right there, with Edison & his team, during the heyday of American innovation. SO realistic!! Tremendous handling of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a fun place to visit if you love science. Kids of all ages will love it. The admission included tour of Glenmont, Edison's house which is down the street in a gated community. Tickets to the house is limited and sold out fast,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to get to, easy parking. Because I had a 3-year-old with me we opted to spend the bulk of time at Glenmont (separate ticket required.) Still enough time to do at least the first floor of the lab, listening to the docent (first floor...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Expansive facility and huge number of artifacts from Thomas Edison's laboratories and production facilities. The West Orange, NJ national historic park has easy, free parking directly across the street. Make sure to stop in the visitors' center first to pay admission ($15/person over age of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love coming to the Edison Lab, because that's where modern engineering research was pretty much begun. The various labs and machine shops are unbelievably well-preserved (thank the Edison Company for that) and Edison's personal office is fascinating. The place has been rebuilt over the...More

Thank Kiwiwriter
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this week with my four children (ranging from 4-8 years old), my husband, and husband's aunt and uncle and two teenagers. While the stuff on display isn't to be touched, even my youngest ones enjoyed the trip. Mr. Edison was truly a genius, and...More

Thank Tiffany D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you go, you need to start your tour in the remnants of Thomas Edison's labs off Main Street. The genius's library, which is massive, is pretty much as he left it and touring the buildings gives you a sense of just how much he...More

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Reviewed 12 June 2018

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

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17 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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