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Thomas Edison Butchertown House

729 E Washington St, Louisville, KY 40202-1050
+1 502-585-5247
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amazing an Overlooked gem

The guide told me more about Thomas Edison than I knew after visiting his lad in West Orange. The... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2017
Brooklyn, New York
Small but informative

This is place Edison rented out room for a year not where he lived small but packed with... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
Saint Louis, Missouri
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729 E Washington St, Louisville, KY 40202-1050
+1 502-585-5247
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Reviewed 29 April 2017

The guide told me more about Thomas Edison than I knew after visiting his lad in West Orange. The exhibits are fascinating and ask to see the two videos.

Thank bklyndelight
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This is place Edison rented out room for a year not where he lived small but packed with information the guy inside whom runs it was very informative and really explained everything to us so that was a big plus on being there or it...More

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Reviewed 2 February 2017

What a Louisville treasure! How cool that Thomas Edison lived here. When my brother and I visited last week, we expected to have a very short visit. Let's just say we didn't expect to see much but wanted to go nonetheless. We were pleasantly surprised...More

1  Thank Cindy D
Reviewed 11 November 2016

We were on our way to the airport, so didn't have time for the full tour, but the staffer came outside to visit with us. Interesting history housed in one of L'ville's historic shotgun houses.

Thank heytoto
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

It is a really small house, and nothing particular to see, but it is a great educational site. Good to stop by.

1  Thank 8Oiseaux
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We dropped by the Thomas Edison Butchertown House after touring the Copper and Kings Distillery since it was in the area. The hours sign out front says that they're open on Saturdays, but the house was locked up tight. That was a little disappointing, but...More

1  Thank rivergirl25
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Stop by if you are in the area but it is not worth a special trip. TE rented a room in this house for a short while and then left the area

1  Thank S K
Reviewed 23 August 2016

A plaque explains that Edison lived here when he was a telegraph operator nearby. Go slowly down the tree-lined street to appreciate the many lovely homes, including some shotgun-styles.

1  Thank Matt G
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

I believe this site is better for a history fanatic, but it's certainly something I would say is worth taking a picture by at least. It was near the baseball stadium we went to so went here simply to bypass time.

Thank cstruyk
Reviewed 18 August 2016

My wife and I finally visited this neat attraction recently on a trip to Louisville. It is worth a visit. There is an interesting story behind Edison's time in Louisville, and the exhibits are nice. We had a great docent who gave us lots of...More

1  Thank 193barryl
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Barbara B
When are you open?
30 January 2015|
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