• Heavy Machine Shop

    Thomas Edison

    National Historical Park New Jersey

Plan Your Visit

Precision Machine Shop - 2nd floor

Thomas Edison National Historical Park.

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.

 
School Group Tour

School Group Tour

NPS Photo

Group Visits

If you are interested in bringing a group please click on the appropriate link below.

School Groups - K - College For Teachers
Non-School Groups - Scouts, clubs, civic organizations Group Information
Corporate meetings / tours, filming, special uses Permits

 
Glenmont in spring

Glenmont in the spring.

NPS PHOTO

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. Tickets for a house tour are limited and distributed on a first-come first-served basis from the Laboratory Visitor Center starting at 10:00am. A ticketed tour is the only way to enter the house.

 
Picture Guide
If your child or family needs a visual guide of our park, please view our Picture Guide, where you will see a step-by-step exploration of the park through photographs. For more information on accessibility please click here.

Did You Know?

megalethoscope

Did you know before Edison invented the phonograph people entertained themselves with a device called the megalethoscope. This device was used to view photographs through a large lens, which creates an optical illusion to create dramatic visual effects.