Thomas Edison House - General Information
Just after the Civil War, a 19-year old Thomas Edison is thought to have rented a room in this building during part of the 1 1/2 years he worked in Louisville, Kentucky as a telegrapher for Western Union. Built in the 1850s, the structure is one of the few remaining shotgun duplexes in the area. On exhibit are many of Edison's inventions, including cylinder and disc phonographs, incandescent bulbs and motion picture artifacts.
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 E. Washington St., Louisville, Ky 40202
Celebrate the Creative Mind!
Thomas Edison House - Upcoming Events
On behalf of the Board of Regents of Thomas Edison House, the museum is thrilled to announce that it will host a special evening in honor of Theresa Bondurant, truly one of the museum's most passionate advocates. Since the mid-1980s, her dedication to and support of Thomas Edison House has not wavered. She has worked on innumerable committees, planned and helped implement fundraising events and programming, served as a board member and continues to this day to volunteer her time weekly by giving tours of the museum. She is truly an obvious and deserving choice for recognition.
Proceeds from this event will benefit the preservation and ongoing operation of the not-for-profit Thomas Edison House.
Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors
Guy and Elizabeth Montgomery
Tom Sherman/Vendome Copper & Brass Works, Inc.
John T. Bondurant
Jeanne-Marie Rogers, John H. Bondurant & Terry Louderback
Paula and Frank Harshaw
Jerry and Mary Ann Hubbs
For more information or to purchase tickets, you may also contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (502) 897-2944.