Plan Your Visit
Thomas Edison NHP PHOTO
Come visit the Laboratory Complex. Explore 20,000 square feet of additional exhibit space, including two floors of the main laboratory building which were previously closed to the public. Spend an hour or spend the day. The Laboratory is now a self guided experience so you can pick and choose what's interesting to you.
Ranger-led programs run at the Laboratory Complex daily. Look for posted times in the visitor center. For more information about these programs follow this link.
Spend an afternoon exploring Glenmont, the estate of Thomas and Mina Edison. Thomas Edison purchased this grand estate for his new bride, Mina Miller Edison, in 1886. It is here that the Edisons raised their children and entertained friends, family, and Edison business associates.
*Visitors must stop at the visitor center at the Laboratory Complex (211 Main Street) to get a vehicle pass for Glenmont. Glenmont is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with tours beginning at 12:00pm.
Did You Know?
Thomas Edison was not a very good student. When he was 7, he left school after only three months. His mother, however, home schooled him, and he taught himself mostly everything he knew about science and technology.