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Thomas Edison Historical Park

211 Main St, East Orange, New Jersey 07052 USA

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“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 passerby, the buildings betray little evidence of the industries they once started. Visitors can explore the laboratory complex with 20,000 square feet of additional exhibit space, including two floors of the main laboratory building which were previously closed to the public. At the corner of Main Street and Lakeside Avenue in West Orange, New Jersey stands a group of red brick buildings. To the passing motorist the buildings betray little evidence of their glory days and of the people who worked inside. A short distance away is Glenmont, Thomas Edison's estate. Together, the laboratory and residence preserve the work and character of America's foremost inventor, Thomas Edison and the family, friends and business associates who played a key role in his success.

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Reviewed by
felicia.kazin

  • 2 Reviews
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July 24, 2014
Rated 4.0

The factory and the house are both must sees. Don't miss the decaying, abandoned section of factories nearby as well (no tours there unfortunately).

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Reviewed by
ly1202

  • 28 Reviews
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April 15, 2018
Rated 5.0

Outstanding! Definitely worth the trip. One of the park volunteers gave us a guided tour and was full of interesting information. We’d recommend a visit if you ever have the chance to go.

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Thomas Edison Historical Park

211 Main St
East Orange, New Jersey
07052 USA

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Closed Now
  • Sun, Wed - Sat: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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