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 uninformed passerby, the buildings betray little evidence of the industries they once started.  Discover where America’s greatest inventor changed our world forever.

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What's New

Implementing a cash-free system reduces the contact and wait time at the visitor center especially during peak visitor hours.

"Creative Thinking is the Paintbrush of Progression"

Student Art Exhibition

Student Art will be on display from June 1- September 4, 2022.

Younger Thomas Edison sitting at ornate table with original phonograph atop it.

Historical Photograph Collection

Approximately 3,300 historical photographs related to Thomas Edison are available on NP Gallery.

Black and white photo of Thomas Edison, seated in chair surrounded by his family

See the last known footage of Edison

Edison celebrating July 4th is featured in a series of recently digitized home movies that provide a rare look into the inventor's life.

Last updated: June 17, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

211 Main Street
West Orange , NJ 07052

Phone:

973-736-0550 x11
Phones are monitored as staff are available with messages being checked Wednesday - Sunday. If a ranger is unavailable to take your call, we kindly ask that you leave us a detailed message with return contact information and we will be happy to get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you.

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