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Thomas Edison National Historical Park, West Orange

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  • 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 am...  more »
  • 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 diffic...  more »
  • 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 Edi...  more »
  • Very Interesting Better than I expected. A lot of friendly, very knowledgeable park rangers willing to share all the info they have. You walk through the actual workshops and labs with nothing but some short metal fences between you and the original machinery . No glass to stand behind. Just like a walk through time. Am interesting movie of Edison's home and family life. What a magical, wonderful, creative life anyone associated with him had.
  • I came here from Boston on New Years Eve 2016....In 2017 I plan on finishing my goal of photographing all 50 states. I spent my New Years Eve visiting Thomas Edison and I really enjoyed this place. The Laboratory and workspace were absolutely astonishing. I could have spent all day there. His home had a lot of stories. the staff there from beginning to end had amazing answers to all my questions. his grave site is right around back of his house!
  • This place was even better than we expected. The interior of the labs is well preserved. The library is amazing! The staff are knowledgeable and passionate.
  • Edison. Need I say more? This is an wonderful experience to step back in time and walk through Edison's world. Most of the entire factory is just like it was in the 1920s when it operated. There are a few modern thing added to accommodate visitors, but overall, it feels like you are stepping into a time machine.
  • Loved it. Great history in the building. TOUR GUIDE was very knowledgeable She took the time to explain everything to the children without getting frustrated with the constant questions. AWESOME PLACE FOR KIDS TO VISIT. ONLY DOWN SIDE IS no real place to eat because of the nature of the museum.