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Thomas Edison Butchertown House

729 E Washington St, Louisville, KY 40202-1050
+1 502-585-5247
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Small, inexpensive, interesting museum

The docent of this small museum is very knowledgeable and extremely enthusiastic. It will only... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Luv2trvlafar
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Media, PA
What a surprising hidden gem

Our group scheduled a tour of the quaint restored authentically home. It was like stepping back in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cheryl F
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Louisville, Kentucky
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729 E Washington St, Louisville, KY 40202-1050
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The docent of this small museum is very knowledgeable and extremely enthusiastic. It will only take about an hour, but you will come away with new knowledge about Edison. Worth a stop.

Thank Luv2trvlafar
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our group scheduled a tour of the quaint restored authentically home. It was like stepping back in time. Amazing to see the early lights including first Christmas lights and many different phonographs from the earliest invented. Our guide was extremely informative and made us feel...More

Thank Cheryl F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is down the street apiece from the revitalized Butchertown area. It’s a small museum that although there is nothing original still has some interesting finds. Remember, Edison was a young man when he lived here and only stayed in Louisville a year and a...More

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

It was very interesting to hear the story of how Thomas Edison started in the invention business after starting with Western Union. It was interesting to see the house (with a small room he had) while he was learning his trade. There was also a...More

Thank Mikeslots
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Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

If you go to Louisville and no stop by the Edison House you have done yourself an injustice. Although everything is not What Thomas Edison had at his home it is Authentics antiques. Light bulbs for the time. Photographs, the telegraph that he helped make...More

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

We were whisked back in time and took an important phone call from Mr. Edison himself! He said he spilled the beans and need us to come quickly he needed us! :)

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Reviewed 28 August 2017

We always take our out-of-town visitors here. Great examples of all the wonderful things Edison invented. Good video and very knowledgable staff..

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Reviewed 18 August 2017

My boyfriend and I stopped in here on a whim while spending a couple days in Louisville and I'm glad we did. The guides were very nice and informative, we had fun talking to them a lot. The place is pretty small but they have...More

Thank kyla231
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

Museum was closed the day we were there but still fun to see one of Thomas Edison's homes. This is located in a very industrial section of town but don't be put off by that, well worth the drive.

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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped on a road trip and we were so glad we did. Our 7 and 9 year old e an enjoyed and learned. Our tour guide was a sweet lady who we enjoyed. So many good displays and info. Love seeing history with my...More

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Barbara B
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Response from jjctraveler | Reviewed this property |
From the website The museum is open for guided tours on Tuesday - Saturday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Admission: $5/adults; $4/seniors 60 & over; $3/students and free for children 5 & under. 729-731 East Washington Street... More
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