Thomas Edison National Historic Park West Orange NJ

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If you haven’t yet visited the Thomas Edison National Historic Park in West Orange, NJ, you might want to add that to your list of places to see! Visit the place where Thomas Edison worked and lived from 1886 until 1931. At the park you will get to see Edison’s lab where he developed the motion picture camera, phonograph, and storage batter. The lab complex also allows you to visit Edison’s music room, stockroom, machine shops, and library. In addition, through a self-guided tour, you will be able to explore two additional floors with 20,000 square feet of exhibit space, allowing you to choose what you’d like to see.

If time allows, make sure to visit Glenmont, the estate Thomas Edison purchased for his bride in 1886. This is where the couple entertained, and it is where they raised their family. A cell phone tour is available to guide you around the grounds.

The Laboratory Complex is open Wed to Sun. from 10 am – 4 pm. Glenmont is open Fri. – Sun. from 11:30 am – 4 pm. The cost is $10, but that is good for admission for seven days and includes admission to the laboratory complex as well as Glenmont. Children ages 16 and under are free. An audio tour can be purchased for an additional $5.00.

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