Thomas Edison House

Urban Attractions

Thomas Edison House
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 as a telegrapher for Western Union on Main St. This small brick duplex was built in the 1850s, and is one of the few remaining shotgun duplexes in the area. Many of Edison’s inventions, including cylinder and disc phonographs, incandescent bulbs and motion picture artifacts are on exhibit.

Located in the Butchertown Preservation District neighborhood, just east of downtown and just north of Main St.

Museum is open for guided tours Tuesday – Saturday from 10 am – 2 pm.
$5/adults; $4/seniors 60+; $3/students; children 5- free
729 E. Washington St.,