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Address: 729 E Washington St, Louisville, KY 40202-1050
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Small but so Educational

What a Louisville treasure! How cool that Thomas Edison lived here. When my brother and I visited last week, we expected to have a very short visit. Let's just say we didn't... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2017
Cindy D
Louisville, Kentucky
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Brooklyn, New York
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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 would have just been a 10minute walk thru

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Louisville, Kentucky
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

What a Louisville treasure! How cool that Thomas Edison lived here. When my brother and I visited last week, we expected to have a very short visit. Let's just say we didn't expect to see much but wanted to go nonetheless. We were pleasantly surprised to have a guided tour by a very knowledgeable tour guide. We learned and saw... More 

1 Thank Cindy D
Lexington, Kentucky
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

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.

Thank heytoto
District of Columbia
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334 reviews
245 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

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

1 Thank 8Oiseaux
Clinton, Tennessee
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75 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank rivergirl25
Clinton, Tennessee
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97 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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

1 Thank S K
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank Matt G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 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.

Thank cstruyk
Lexington, Kentucky
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307 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank 193barryl

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