• Heavy Machine Shop

    Thomas Edison

    National Historical Park New Jersey

Operating Hours & Seasons

Summer Hours
July 4th - Aug 31st

Wednesday through Sunday, 9:30am - 5:00pm

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 11:30am - 5:00pm

House Tours are offered between 12:00pm and 3:00pm. A ticketed tour is the only way to enter the house.

Fall Hours

Laboratory Complex
Wednesday through Sunday, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Glenmont Estate
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 11:30am - 4:00pm

Additional Information

Tickets for a house tour are limited and distributed on a first-come first-served basis from the Laboratory Visitor Center.

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.