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Thomas Edison National Historical Park

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Address: 211 Main St, West Orange, NJ 07052-5612
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+1 973-736-0550
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Wed - Sun 10:00 - 16:00

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This is a great site! The Edison family gave the entire Edison laboratory site to the the US government and this has resulted in a excellent historic park that shows you the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Robert S
Lawrence, Kansas
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Lawrence, Kansas
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great site! The Edison family gave the entire Edison laboratory site to the the US government and this has resulted in a excellent historic park that shows you the heart of Thomas Edison's empire. there is a small visitor center with a couple of films. You can take a tour of the chemistry lab. The best tour... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were joined by a group of junior rangers who were guided by a very energetic and knowledgeable park ranger to explore the history of Thomas Edison's research laboratory and heavy machinery for all his great inventions. We learnt a great deal about Edison's ideas about inventions and how to capitalize on these idea to make products for mass production... More 

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Verona, Nj
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour is very interesting and tells you a lot about both Edison and the time lived and built his fortune. There are two parts, one involves his "factory and lab" that involves the scientific work he did "in the office" and one part is a tour of his home (about a mile away) which is a fascinating stop back... More 

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Montclair, New Jersey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great local national park - both the old laboratory and the Edison home inside Lewellyn Park. Lots of character and the home looks much like it did years ago.

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Edison, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Parking for the museum is across the street from the museum – so if your GPS tells you “your designation is ahead on your right”, you’ll need to turn left into the parking lot. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable, want to engage in conversation and encourage questions from visitors. There is an amazing amount of original items like phonograph, typeriters,... More 

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New Jersey
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This park is very historical with Edison's labs and great inventions, but there are many parts that could seriously use some interactive apparatus to appeal to youngsters. Edison changed the world. This park needs some sprucing up.

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Livingston, New Jersey
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

The Park Rangers are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. We bought a Lifetime Senior Pass for $10, which allows up to four people free entrance. What a bargain! We had a Ranger explain the Black Mariah and Edison's contributions in the early days of cinema. The films were short and sweet; some lasted only 15 seconds. Then we toured the factory... More 

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Reviewed 12 March 2017

A very interesting place to visit. We were pleasantly surprised and impressed by the scope. The park staff was very informative.

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Reviewed 5 March 2017

Orientation film is informative....that's it. Young kids will look at all the old metal stuff and be wondering why the adults care about this place. Adults: you'll enjoy the rangers and the volunteers who are there to tell stories and make the place come alive. I liked the story in the Chemical Lab that mentioned Henry Ford and Mr. Firestone... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

Edison has so many invention, it is amazing to visit the historical laboratory space.. The first motion picture studio.. ..and first talking doll...

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