Plan Your Visit
Thomas Edison NHP PHOTO
Saturday, June 1, 2013 is Edison Day. Find out more about the event by clicking here.
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.
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.
**Due to road construction in Llewellyn Park through August 2013, Glenmont
Ranger-led programs run at the Laboratory Complex daily. Look for posted times in the visitor center. These programs include a phonograph demonstration, a tour of the chemistry building, and a talk and closer look at the Black Maria. For more information about these programs follow this link.
Did You Know?
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.