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    Thomas Edison

    National Historical Park New Jersey

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  • Road Closure

    On November 2, 2014 because of road closures in Llewellyn Park the last Glenmont House tour will be at 2pm and the grounds will be closed at 3pm.

Multimedia Presentations

Drawing of The "Interior of The Kinetographic Theatre" by E.J. Meeker

Be sure to check out the various multimedia parts of our website!

To listen to historic Sound Recordings from the Thomas Edison NHP collection, visit this page.

Check out our photo gallery here!

We have online games, WebRanger activities, and the Edison Mental Fitness test given to potential employees, available here!

Did You Know?

The talking doll that Edison sold had a ceramic head and metal body.

Was Teddy Ruxpin the first talking doll? Think again. Some of the first phonographs that Thomas made were actually talking dolls. The dolls were 18" tall and each had a very small phonograph in its body. The dolls repeated nursery rhymes. You could even buy dolls that spoke different languages.