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Thomas Edison National Historical Park, West Orange

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  • We visited many National Park/monuments and this time we just went there for my senior NP pass only. Since it is free for us to have a visit, so we went in. If you just walk in without any ideal what ...  more »
  • Any student of American technology really must visit the Edison Lab National Historic Site. Although it has been sanitized of the the last decade to remove any vestiges of dubious chemicals and other ...  more »
  • Thomas Edison's name is probably one of the most recognized in modern history. The man who said invention took "a good imagination and a pile of junk" was without doubt the inventor whose work made mo...  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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