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.

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Edison Talking Doll Recordings, 1888-1890 - Online Presentation

Edison Talking Doll Recordings, 1888-1890

News alert: Hear newly recovered Edison Talking Doll recordings! View photos and read about the Edison Talking Doll.

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Join the Edison Social Network!

Stay connected to Thomas Edison NHP! Get the latest news, learn about upcoming events, or ask us questions no matter where you are!

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Play online games

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.

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Follow the Wizard on Twitter

Birthdays, business, murders, and even explosions - Thomas Edison NHP's Twitter feed has it all. Follow us today!

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Check out the Curators' Curiosity Blog!

Curators' Curiosity Blog

Check out the Curators' Curiosity Blog, featuring interesting artifacts, documents, and projects written by the museum curators!

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