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.
Visit Thomas Edison National Historical Park
The Laboratory Complex is open Wednesday through Sunday. You can also visit the Glenmont Estate Friday through Sunday year round.Read More
Edison Day 2013
Saturday, June 1st. Join us for a day of fun at the park's annual Edison Day celebration. Activities at both the Laboratory Complex and Glenmont.Read More
Are You the Next Thomas Edison?
Will your experiments end in success or disaster? Would you pass Edison's employment test? Find out in our online games.Read More
Follow the Wizard on Twitter
Birthdays, business, murders, and even explosions - Thomas Edison NHP's Twitter feed has it all. Follow us today!Read More
Listen to Early Sound Recordings
The phonograph is one of Thomas Edison's most famous inventions, but what did these recordings sound like? Just click, listen and enjoy!Read More
Did You Know?
Clarence Madison Dally an employee of Thomas Edison at his West Orange research labs volunteered to work on the newly discovered x-rays. Using a fluoroscope, made of a fluoride gas filled light and two pieces of cardboard to focus the x-rays, Dally would expose himself to high concentrations of radiation eventually leading to radiation poisoning. After Dally’s death when Edison was asked about x-rays he would respond with “Don’t ask me about x-rays. I am afraid of them.”