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.
Where Modern America Was Invented
The Origins of Sound Recording
Learn about French inventor Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville’s "phonautograph" of 1857. Read the online exhibit & watch symposium videos.
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: September 3, 2017