Thomas Edison National Historical Park

Come visit the Laboratory Complex. Explore 20,000 square feet of additional exhibit space, including two floors of the main laboratory building which were previously closed to the public. Spend an hour or spend the day.

The Laboratory is now a self guided experience so you can pick and choose what’s interesting to you.

Spend an afternoon exploring Glenmont, the estate of Thomas and Mina Edison. Thomas Edison purchased this grand estate for his new bride, Mina Miller Edison, in 1886. It is here that the Edisons raised their children and entertained friends, family, and Edison business associates.

These three inventions are considered Edison’s greatest: the electric light system, the phonograph and motion pictures. If Edison had only invented one of these, he would have made an important contribution to the world. But even these top three inventions were not enough for him. Other patents included the alkaline storage battery, improvements to the telegraph, the telephone and the stock ticker, Portland cement and even a substitute for rubber. At Edison’s three laboratories (Newark, Menlo Park and West Orange), his “muckers” worked night and day on his many ideas.

*Visitors must stop at the visitor center at the Laboratory Complex (211 Main Street) to get a vehicle pass for Glenmont. Glenmont is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with tours beginning at 12:00pm.

Thomas Edison National Historical Park ,211 Main Street West Orange, New Jersey 07052-5612

Visitor Information : (973) 736-0550 ext. 17, Park Business (973) 736-0550 ext. 19
Fax (973) 736-6567

 

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