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Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park, Edison

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  • This little museum is built on the site where Edison had his famous Menlo Park Invention Factory. He invented the light bulb and phonograph here. The museum is very small but has lots of interesting a...  more »
  • Small Museum.... but one you should visit at least once in your lifetime. The first street that had electricity ... this is the street. This is the sight where Edison Created his first working light b...  more »
  • I've driven past the Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park about a hundred times. Its just a few short blocks from Route 27 (part of the original 1913 transcontinental Lincoln Highway), the Amtrak northe...  more »
  • Don't be fooled by the small building. The museum is full of interesting photos and inventions by Edison. They play 3 Edison Phonographs for you which was amazing. The tour guides are extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about Edison and are happy to answer any questions you may have. Our guide stayed after the museum closed to answer more of our questions.
  • Inspiring! I visited this place in the month of May '15. Though the place is not very vast, the wide range of Edison inventions and the original instruments one gets to see in this small place is a treat by itself! The guides were very passionate about their work and did a fantastic job in giving us a good tour, accommodating our late entry (just half hour before closing time). The trail surrounding this place is good too, for a short walk
  • This place has a ton of local history! Great place to go and learn a little about Mr. Edison! Also a short little nature trail to a baseball field is on site!
  • So educational and fun. The tour was great and the tower is beautiful, especially at night.
  • For such a historic site, I would have expected something more. Thomas Edison's workshop was taken whole to Detroit by Henry Ford and what wasn't taken went to Orange in a museum. There's very little left here in Edison.