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    Thomas Edison

    National Historical Park New Jersey

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    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.

National Park Week

PICTURE YOURSELF IN A NATIONAL PARK this April 21-29 as America celebrates National Park Week - a chance to hike, learn, share, and give back to the nation's 397 national parks. Entrance fees to all national parks are free for the week.

Come and picture yourself at Thomas Edison National Historical Park. Check out the video below and see how the park rangers pictured themselves in the park.


Watch this Edison video via YouTube:


Picture yourself 100 years in the past, where Thomas Edison invented motion pictures and recorded sound. This National Park Week picture yourself at Thomas Edison National Historical Park.


If you would like to have a copy click here.

Check out other park's National Park Week videos on YouTube.

Did You Know?

1888s photo of the Black Maria - the world's first motion picture studio.

West Orange, NJ, was the birthplace of motion pictures. In 1893, Thomas Edison built the first building for the recording of motion pictures. It was dubbed THE BLACK MARIA. It got its name because it was large and black and looked like the police wagons of the day, which were called black marias.