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.
*Please note - all of our guided tours are led by volunteer docents, we suggest calling ahead to ensure someone is at the house during the scheduled time(s).
Admission:  $5/adults; $4/seniors 60 & over; $3/students and free for children 5 & under.

729 E. Washington St., Louisville, Ky 40202

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