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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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Fun place

Very enjoyable visit there. The docents along the path explained things in detail and answered all... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Somerset, New Jersey
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Be amazed!!

This is a good place to go over and over!! Every time you go all will pick up and learn something... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks 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 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 9 May 2017

My wife and I were there as part of a group tour. We both really enjoyed being there. The research facility was left exactly how it looked when Edison was alive. He worked there well into his 80's. He was always coming up with ideas.

Thank irwin34prwj
Reviewed 22 April 2017

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...More

1  Thank Robert S
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Helen J
West Orange public transportation to site.
25 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?
26 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.