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.

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Need to Know: Fees, Passes and Tours

Find out all our park has to offer. Including Information for booking tours, hours of operation and directions to our park.

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What's New

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

Tickets for Glenmont House Tours can ONLY be purchased on Recreation.gov website

Go to Recreation.gov to purchases passes

Tickets for Glenmont House Tours can ONLY be purchased on the Recreation.gov site. $1/ticket non-refundable reservation fee.

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

Historical Photograph Collection

Approximately 6,000+ historical photographs related to Thomas Edison are available on NP Gallery.

Black and white photo of Thomas Edison, seated in chair surrounded by his family

See the last known footage of Edison

Edison celebrating July 4th is featured in a series of recently digitized home movies that provide a rare look into the inventor's life.

Last updated: November 2, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

211 Main Street
West Orange, NJ 07052


973-736-0550 x11
Phones are monitored as staff are available with messages being checked Wednesday - Sunday. If a ranger is unavailable to take your call, we kindly ask that you leave us a detailed message with return contact information and we will be happy to get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you.

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