Thomas Edison Museum, Menlo Park, NJ

Thomas Edison Museum

37 Christie Street, Edison, NJ
(A city named after this infamous dude)

Top places to see in the Philadelphia Area before you die.

This museum is extraordinary. It is now a historic National Park. A majority of New Jersey residents never think about Thomas Edison. However, Thomas Edison has developed over 1,093 different patents. The phonograph, light bulb, the alkaline battery, and even the invention of the video camera.

He is NJ’s most famous inventor.

What we enjoy today in our modern convenience of electronics. He was instrumental in creating.

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Hello, I’m Mr. Thomas Edison. Photo courtesy of photobucket.

 

I remember going here as a child and seeing the actual workshop he created these inventions in. Feeling awe-inspired as a young girl.

I vividly recall hearing a recording of, “Mary had a little lamb”. The first words ever recorded on this planet my friends. On an original phonograph. The laboratory of his inventions has remained untouched in decades and is truly a sight to see. They have also kept up with the preservation of the architecture.

This is a wonderful kid friendly exhibit.

Adults would truly appreciate what this place has to offer as well.

One of the most famous black inventors was an assistant to Mr. Edison.

Lewis Latimer who has not received credit that he rightfully deserves in the history books.

Latimer designed the filament used in the successful invention of the lightbulb. He also developed the electronic circuitry in the lightbulb. Mr. Latimer was also an assistant to Alexander Graham Bell developing the plans for the telephone.

Can you say genius?

The museum has been totally redesigned and completely renovated.

It is definitely worth the trip in seeing in your lifetime.

It is good to gain some education in our small miniscule Jersey minds.

Did a lightbulb just go off? Nope. It was just the lightbulb at the Thomas Edison museum. Haha