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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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We learned so much about Thomas Edison and his inventions. Kids 8 and 10 had a great time too. Make... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
New Jersey
Learned a lot

He was such an innovator with over 1,000 patents, so cool to see his laboratory that he built. I... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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211 Main St, West Orange, NJ 07052-5612
+1 973-736-0550
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We learned so much about Thomas Edison and his inventions. Kids 8 and 10 had a great time too. Make sure to catch the ranger presentations.

Thank yb12015
Reviewed 3 days ago

He was such an innovator with over 1,000 patents, so cool to see his laboratory that he built. I like how he split up buildings for each division but also kept everyone so close . Cool to see how it was set up and a...More

Thank Keith T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very enjoyable visit there. The docents along the path explained things in detail and answered all my questions. I had been there as a young child and enjoyed it again as an adult. Amazing to see the old factory and was told almost everything is...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a good place to go over and over!! Every time you go all will pick up and learn something new. Impossible to absorb everything in one visit. So much to see and to take in at one time. Truly amazing what one person...More

Thank richardbU2955WC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This park is interesting because it highlights the lab space Edison and his scientists used to innovate and invent. It was fascinating to hear from a ranger the work that on in the labs and the difficulties experienced. So much of what have today is...More

Thank Trey J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Large complex, especially the machine part and the area where they had his desk and books. It was a lot of information to take in. There was movies playing behind the gift shop that told you about Edison's like and work and my husband and...More

1  Thank Kathy73k
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Some interactive exhibits and a stunning glimpse into the past. This park is a good way to entertain without any fluff.

1  Thank a g
Reviewed 23 May 2017

For all that T A Edison did, the tour seems abbreviated, and you'd think there would be more to see and hear about. The Black Maria, movie house, prominently displayed out front isn't part of the tour, not even to get a peek into. Nothing...More

2  Thank OldDad T
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The museum and tour of Thomas Edison's work location and private home is a gem and also local to the NJ/NY metro area. Wonderful for families and all interested in one of our nation's famous inventors.

Thank NJCatLady
Reviewed 12 May 2017

If you live in N.J. and don't visit this place then It's YOUR LOSS. Well worth the visit. I saved Edison's home for a future visit. Take your camera. They prohibit the use of a flash. But may easily carry a small tripod with you,...More

1  Thank HyacinthtBucket
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Helen J
West Orange public transportation to site.
26 May 2017|
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Response from Annelyse C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry! Don't know which bus.
Would be arriving from EWR. Is there any place to store luggage wile visiting the park?
27 March 2017|
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Response from abuben | Reviewed this property |
Since it is not crowded, I guess they could easily take care of your luggage.