Where Modern America Was Invented

Thomas Edison’s home and laboratory are a step back in time, when machines were run by belts and pulleys and music was played on phonographs.  Where to the passerby, the buildings betray little evidence of the industries they once started.  Discover where America’s greatest inventor changed our world forever.

Men and women in a factory around 1888 assembling Thomas Edison's talking dolls.

Edison Talking Doll Recordings 1888-1890

Hear newly recovered Edison talking doll recordings! View photos and read about the doll that Edison built.

A young girl and boy hold TinkerToys in their hands as they try to make a new invention.

Are You The Next Thomas Edison?

Will your experiments end in success or disaster? Would you pass Edison's employment test? Check out our online games and see .

Last updated: June 14, 2017

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