Thomas Edison National Historical Park

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211 Main St.
West Orange, NJ 07052
Fax: 973-243-7172

Thomas Edison National Historical Park is where Thomas Edison worked and lived from 1886 until his death 1931.

It was in the Laboratory Complex that he developed the phonograph, storage battery and motion picture camera.

At the Laboratory Complex you can see his library, stockroom, machine shops and music room.

Explore 20,000 square feet of additional exhibit space, including two floors of the main laboratory building that has never before been open to the public.

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

Spend an afternoon exploring the estate of Thomas and Mina Edison called Glenmont. Thomas Edison purchased this estate for his new bride Mina Miller Edison in 1886.

At Glenmont, the Edisons raised their children, entertained friends, family and Edison business associates. Spend some time wandering the grounds – there is even a cell phone tour to guide you around.


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Facility Amenities

Bus Parking, Gift Shop

General Information

Closest Airport: EWR
Dates closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day
Distance from Closest Airport: 15 mi
Distance from Public Transportation: .25 m
Hours: Laboratory Complex: Wed to Sun. 10 am - 4 pm. Glenmont, his home: Fri. - Sun. 11:30 am - 4 pm.

Payment Options

Cash, Personal Checks, Travelers Checks

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Time To Experience Activity

2 - 3 hours