• Heavy Machine Shop

    Thomas Edison

    National Historical Park New Jersey

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 passerby, the buildings betray little evidence of the industries they once started.  Discover where America’s greatest inventor changed our world forever.

Did You Know?

Electric Thriller

Mina purchased an "Electric Thriller" for her children for Christmas in 1908. When this toy's crank is turned it shocks the unsuspecting person holding it.