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Thomas Edison National Historical Park, West Orange
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We got there around 3:00 after visiting the Great Falls in Paterson earlier in the day. Even in the hour we were there you can tell how educational and intresting the factory was. We will definitely g... read more »
Just want to start out by saying I only toured the home, so while I can't speak on the laboratory I can assume it was just as amazing if not better. The Thomas Edison national historic site is two par... read more »
Time your visit so you can take advantage of the tour of the family estate and the industrial complex. The following remarks pertain to the latter: Overstaffed with NPS rangers. Docent volunteers add ... read more »
The museum contains a lot of information on the history of Edison and his inventions. All of the buildings were clean and very cool to see. There is also plenty of parking. The only issue I had was that the place seemed to be understaffed. They could use a few more guides in order to handle the large amount of visitors. The staffers that were there were very good however. Overall a great experience and would for sure go back again.
This is a wonderful historical site that transports you back to a time when America was first flexing its technological muscle. Thomas Edison was a prolific inventor at a time when electricity was becoming useful and the public was in awe of recorded music and moving pictures. Wandering around the restored laboratories and offices gives the visitor a sense of the intensity Edison brought to research and development. The experience of an early wax cylinder sound recording is amazing, considering the way these recording were made. You can see his recording studio too.
As ever, the National Parks sites are good value: $10 for an adult,
This ranks in the top of coolest places I've ever seen. Unlike many national parks where items are curated for display, everything here is original. It's amazing to see the lab and the machine room just as it was when Edison left it. It's a must see.
If you are in the area stop by, you will leave feeling inspired. Great place for children, mine were 7 and 9 yrs old and they learnt a lot and had a great time. They love doing the junior ranger activities.
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