Where Modern America Was Invented

Thomas Edison’s home and laboratory are a step back in time, when machines were run by belts and pulleys and music was played on phonographs.  Where to the uninformed passerby, the buildings betray little evidence of the industries they once started.  Discover where America’s greatest inventor changed our world forever.

Thomas Edison Laboratory Complex, Glenmont Mansion and Grounds

What's New?

Implementing a cash-free system reduces the contact and wait time at the visitor center especially during peak visitor hours, thus

 Fee Free Edison Day is a part of West Orange Street Fair.

Edison Day

Edison Day is a part of West Orange Street Fair. It is one of the largest celebrations in West Orange, it includes crafts, food & car show.

Younger Thomas Edison sitting at ornate table with original phonograph atop it.

Historical Photograph Collection

Approximately 3,300 historical photographs related to Thomas Edison are available on NP Gallery.

Doll with porcelain head dressed in blue dress

Edison's Talking Doll

As of April 2015, there are eight Edison Talking Doll recordings known to have been digitized. We present all eight recordings here.

Last updated: April 29, 2022

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