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.

The Origins of Sound Recording (exhibit and symposium videos)

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.

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: December 18, 2020

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