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Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park

37 Christie St, Edison, NJ 08820-3860
+1 732-549-3299
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Out of the way, but well worth a visit

I came here from New York by train. The station is near (though a fair hike from) Metropark... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Interesting but a bit disappointed

The website said trails so we were hoping for more of a walk. The trails were pretty and a short... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2017
Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
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37 Christie St, Edison, NJ 08820-3860
+1 732-549-3299
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

I came here from New York by train. The station is near (though a fair hike from) Metropark station, and there are good directions on their website to find it. Google Maps did not have the correct location, though, and I ended up wandering around...More

Thank dmbia
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

The website said trails so we were hoping for more of a walk. The trails were pretty and a short walk led to an over grown pond. It was a bit muddy since we have had so much rain. Others have said the museum is...More

1  Thank BJ G
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Great bit of history. The historic markers on site are very informative. I went during the day but would like to see it lit at night

1  Thank Francis L
Reviewed 4 May 2017

This is a small but classic corner of most important work in world -Electric Bulb. Tower has been renovated.

Thank harishkb
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Nice to see what they've done what they can to reclaim and retain Edison's accomplishment. Oddly though, some human elements revealed in comments on the plaques: "After Thomas Edison moved out of the laboratories and boarding houses, fire damaged some of the buildings in the...More

1  Thank Bob_Swingin
Reviewed 16 January 2017

This little museum is built on the site where Edison had his famous Menlo Park Invention Factory. He invented the light bulb and phonograph here. The museum is very small but has lots of interesting authentic details, including some of the original wax cylinder recordings...More

2  Thank Linda B
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Small Museum.... but one you should visit at least once in your lifetime. The first street that had electricity ... this is the street. This is the sight where Edison Created his first working light bulb. Total time you will spend in this landmark location...More

1  Thank 52michael
Reviewed 10 December 2016

I've driven past the Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park about a hundred times. Its just a few short blocks from Route 27 (part of the original 1913 transcontinental Lincoln Highway), the Amtrak northeast corridor rail line, and Metropark station. Today I had about an...More

4  Thank UneasyRider
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Visited this place with family and were greeted very warmly by the attending staff, who gave us a brilliant tour of this centre, which was very informative and improved our knowledge of several products which we had never seen anywhere!

1  Thank RAJENDRA884
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Take time to visit the center that was the site of the laboratory of the greatest inventor of the world - Thomas Alva Edison. A study of his laboratory shows that this man was a genius and far far ahead of his time.

1  Thank AnilNemani2015
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