Thomas Edison's Laboratory and Estate

Come visit Thomas A. Edison's 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.
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Come visit Thomas A. Edison's 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. He purchased this grand estate for his new bride, Mina Miller Edison, in 1886. Glenmont is where the Edisons raised their children and entertained friends, family and Edison's business associates.

Visitors must stop at the visitor center at the Laboratory Complex (211 Main St.) to get a vehicle pass for Glenmont. Glenmont is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday with tours beginning at noon.

Ranger-led programs run at the Laboratory Complex daily. Look for posted times in the visitor center. These programs include a phonograph demonstration, a tour of the chemistry building and a talk and closer look at the Black Maria, Edison's movie studio.