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Thomas Edison National Historical Park

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One of the best sites in the area. Very interesting exhibits on very interesting grounds... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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When you go, you'll think "How did I almost miss this?". Little hidden gem. Fascinating history of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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211 Main St, West Orange, NJ 07052-5612
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best sites in the area. Very interesting exhibits on very interesting grounds. Entrance fee is a bit steep, should be half the price

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Christian S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When you go, you'll think "How did I almost miss this?". Little hidden gem. Fascinating history of Thomas Edison, and wonderful home to be enjoyed. It's like Edison left just yesterday, leaving this all behind. Very knowledgeable staff, telling you things you never knew. you...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed December 14, 2018

This is a must see when in WEST ORANGE NJ, for everyone. We visit here quite often with the kids and sometime adults. Fascinating to see how Edison worked, discovered and achieved his successes, which changed the way the world operated.Well preserved lab, classroom and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sunshine34500
Reviewed November 14, 2018

Very informative and great for class trips! Easy access from NJ Parkway to Rt. 280 and very close after the 280 exit. Not sure of the number off of Rt.280 but easy to look up.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank demacaluso1005
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Edison's home is a beautiful period house. To see his library and modest furnishings is to see a man who kept his life simple while innovating the world. His laboratory is at the bottom of hill and is a fun visit as well.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank readerpete
Reviewed October 19, 2018

We first went to tour the Edison House at Glenmont in Llewellyn Park. An ideal example of Victorian Queen Anne architecture with an intriguing story about it's first owner. A stroll through the grounds proved to be a lovely, tranquil walk. Then, at the laboratory,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Pearl G
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

This is an easy review, staff here is knowledgeable and friendly, parking and ease of access was great. You can tell as soon as you enter the gates it was a different place. Tour was great of the Chemical lab, and the docents and rangers...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank CentralCoastDiverSLO
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

We stopped at this location for our children to complete their Jr Ranger badge. I had no clue what an amazing piece of history we would encounter. It was amazing to see where Thomas Edison worked and where he created and invented so many things...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank travelingisfun2014
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

A place to learn about Thomas Edison : inventor and businessman, described as America's greatest inventor. More significant than the number of Edison's patents (>1000) was the widespread impact of his inventions in our lives: the first incandescent electric light bulb, the phonograph, the motion...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Abybah
Reviewed September 3, 2018

We've lived about 15 minutes away from this park for 15+ years and finally visited! What a treat, if you love history, science or stepping back in time. What we hadn't realized before our visit, is that much of the space is just as it...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Sofya A
September 21, 2018|
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Response from AnilNemani2015 | Reviewed this property |
There is sufficient parking across the street
Sofya A
September 21, 2018|
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Response from blueskkyflakes | Reviewed this property |
There's parking across the street. If that is full there's also street parking
February 16, 2018|
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Response from Cherryberrypretty | Reviewed this property |
Yes, its close by a mile away. The parking is free. You can’t researched it but as you go to the park they’ll give you the address & direction to the mansion as part of the park package.