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Thomas Edison Depot Museum

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Address: Thomas Edison Parkway, Port Huron, MI 48060
Phone Number: +1 810-982-0891
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Nice guided tour

We had a nice guided tour through the museum. This really explains many things about Thomas and his background.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 October 2016
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Fraser, Michigan
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Fraser, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We had a nice guided tour through the museum. This really explains many things about Thomas and his background.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Our guide Dave was a wealth of knowledge & a great guy all around. This tour depicts Thomas Edison's beginnings, his family in Port Huron & the effect he had on the community. Fascinating stuff. Try to stump Dave!!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The three rating basically reflects a very neutral appraisal, based on what I could see from the outside. There were some signs around the museum giving informational tidbits. I could view the railcar and the depot from the outside only. There was a sign on the door giving the hours of operation--basically only a few hours on Saturdays and Sundays... More 

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Columbia, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Did not know that Thomas Edison lived in Port Huron. Doesn't cost much to visit the museum and it is well worth it. Convenient location next to the Double Tree Hotel.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

This is a small place with information about Edison who used to live in the area. It was well done in a visual manner with some videos which were also well done If you are in the area worth visiting.

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Melbourne, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We took some babies under 1 and there was just enough room for the stroller, the adults had more fun than the kids but there was some pretty cool stuff to see. Family admission was a good price and we learned a ton. There is a phonograph (spelling?) and you can listen to it if you ask the docent. It... More 

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Thank Jenna P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Museum attendant was most interesting and helpful. Told us stories of Thomas Edison and we received a personalized tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Happened upon this small but info packed Edison Museum. Loads of info and also interactive for kids. Great video of Edison as well. Learned a great deal. I think the BEST feature was Dave, the docent there. Clearly loves his job and very knowledgeable about all things Edison. We were fortunate to have him spend one on one time with... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Thomas Edison grew up in Port Huron, and this museum focuses heavily on his early life. There's a "time-line" of his life that takes visitors through multiple parts of the museum; and there are plenty of videos, artifacts, and exhibits (showing several of his inventions) that will keep most visitors fascinated. If it's not too busy, the museum's curator will... More 

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Jefferson City MO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful museum right on the waterway. Very interesting historical facts about Thomas Edison and near his boyhood home. It has several hands on items that are pretty good for young and old alike, eg. Telegraph, phonograph, etc.

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