Thomas Edison National Historical Park, West Orange

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  • It was very interesting. Though not all buildings were discovered unfortunately. I have husband engineer and it was clear what was used more or less equipment, but if you don't understand, you need a guide as it seems to me.
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  • Easy to reach by car. Tour of the buildings and grounds takes time but well worth it. Interior is beautifully restored and maintained; great fun for everyone.  more »
  • Although in the United States people over 60 are in control of about 75 per cent of the nation's wealth, I think most of us would admit to not being millionaires. So how do we do it? Close down our ho...  more »
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  • Really excellent tour of the Estate. It's amazing to hear all of the lesser known facts regarding his family. The tour is guided by a volunteer who had a pretty good knowledge of the facility, though he was a bit curt when it came to answering questions. It was also really nice that the house is decorated for the season. It will be interesting to see if the decorations are different in the spring. If enough people are going, purchase the pass which allows 1 member and 3 guests and is good for the estate and the factory. I can't wait to see the factory next weekend.
  • The museum is like a huge warehouse of items associated with inventor Thomas Edison. You can stroll through his massive machine shop where he built and developed products -- which was described as being equipped to make everything from "a locomotive to a lady's watch." Or view his favorite work space where he liked to go and think. Or you can handle one of his early records. The exhibits are not very professionally done -- much less polished than you would expect in a major museum. It's interesting, but could be presented better.
  • Wow! Fascinating place even when the weather outside is frightful. Something for everyone here. Science nerds and history buffs of every age, don't miss this gem! Plus a sweet story of love and family and a Victorian home so beautifully preserved it will make you cry. Friendly, knowledgeable, engaging park staff relay the stories and answer every question with enthusiasm and accuracy. A delightful afternoon!
  • The guides and rangers were wonderful! We spent a lot of time speaking with both Mr. Cohen and Mr. Williams after the tours they gave, and thoroughly enjoyed their information, stories, and enthusiasm for their topics. I absolutely loved the state of preservation in the buildings The exhibits were fantastic, and I was very impressed with being able to see into the curatorial rooms housing additional objects. Our girls were delighted with the Junior Ranger program, too!
  • Loved this. If u have an elder visiting, start by takinh them along and get a Senior pass. This requires their id to confirm date of birth. This costs much less and also provides u with access to other National Parks for reduced fee or for free.

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