Where Modern America Was Invented

Today, the brick buildings on Main Street in West Orange, NJ seem quiet, betraying little evidence of the research, development, and innovation of their heyday. Visitors can step back in time to Thomas Edison’s home and laboratory, when machines were run by belts and pulleys and music was played on phonographs. Discover where America’s greatest inventor changed our world forever.

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A three story brick red mansion on a lawn surrounded by trees.

Taking a Tour of Glenmont

Visitors may tour the Edison family home by reserving a tour in advance. Learn more and reserve your tickets here.

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

Historical Photograph Collection

Approximately 6,000+ 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: April 27, 2023

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Mailing Address:

211 Main Street
West Orange, NJ 07052


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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