Guide By Cell- Glenmont

Glenmont
Glenmont

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1. Welcome to Glenmont! Listen

 
Llewellyn Park Entrance
Llewellyn Park Entrance

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2. What is Llewellyn Park? Listen

 
Estate Staff Panel
Glenmont Staff Wayside Panel

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3. A 29 room house, 13.5 acres, stable, barn, and greenhouse - How did Mina take care of it all? Listen

 
Pump and Hose House
Pump and Hose House

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4. What was Mina afraid of during World War II? Listen

 
Glenmont Backyard
Glenmont Backyard

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5. What was the event that almost created a scandal in the Edison family? Listen

 
The Edison Gravesite
Thomas and Mina Edison's Gravesite

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6. Where were Thomas and Mina originally buried? Listen

 
Glenmont Birdhouse
Birdhouse Outside of the Conservatory

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7. Who were the most pampered guests at Glenmont? Listen

 
Marion Edison
Marion Edison

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8. What were the nicknames for Thomas Edison's first two children? Listen

 
Edison's Home, Glenmont
Glenmont

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9. Why did Edison need such a big house? Listen

 
Glenmont, Conservatory Side
Glenmont, Side View

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10. Who was Glenmont built for? Listen

 
Glenmont, Front Door
Glenmont, Front Entrance

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11. Do you know the Architect of Glenmont? Listen

 
Glenmont, Queen Ann Style
Glenmont: Spindled, Asymmetrical, Lavishly Decorated, and other Queen Anne qualities

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12. Why Does Glenmont look like a giant ginger-bread house? Listen

 
The Skating Pond
The Skating Pond

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13. Why did Mina Edison complain about the skating pond? Listen

 
Endives
Endives

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14. What vegetable did the Edison staff attempt to grow all winter? Listen

 
Edison and One of His Cars
Edison Next to One of His Cars

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15. What did Edison like to do for relaxation? Listen

 
The Greenhouse Side of the Potting Shed
The Greenhouse and Potting Shed

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16. Was Glenmont actually a farm? Listen

 
The Potting Shed
The Potting Shed

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17. What is a Potting Shed? Listen

 
The Garden Area
The Garden Area

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18. What famous person is associated with the garden area? Listen

 
Charles Edison
Charles Edison

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19. Why did Thomas Edison's son, Charles, get in trouble? Listen

 
NPS Badge
NPS Badge

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20. So how did the National Park Service get Glenmont? Listen

 
Junior Ranger Program
Thomas Edison NHP Jr. Ranger Badge

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21. What else can I do when I visit Glenmont? Listen

 

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211 Main Street
West Orange, NJ 07052

Phone:

(973) 736-0550 x11
Contact us for visiting information, research or filming inquiries, group or school reservations or simply to learn more about the park.

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