Thomas Edison National Historical Park, West Orange

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  • The National Park Service has preserved the Edison Factory/ Workshops and the Edison Home in painstaking detail. The Rangers at each site were extremely informative and knowledgeable. The tour of the ...  more »
  • I visited both the laboratory buildings and the Glenmont home - and both are worth the time to visit. I visited on a Friday morning in early November, and the laboratory part of the park was very well...  more »
  • Nicely preserved labs, artifacts, working instruments of a great inventor Edison, who has 1093 patents in US. Worth visiting by all especially young generation. House is also worth visiting. Before vi...  more »
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  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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