Edison Laboratory Complex

211 Main St.
West Orange, NJ 07052- Map It
(973) 736-0550

AAA Editor Notes

Edison Laboratory Complex is at Main St. and Lakeside Ave. in Thomas Edison National Historical Park. Built in 1887, the complex includes chemical, physics and metallurgical laboratories, a machine shop, a stockroom and even the inventor's library/office. His personal desk is preserved in the exact condition it was in at the time of his death. Many original inventions—phonographs as well as a full-size reproduction of the Black Maria, the world's first motion picture studio—are on display.
$10 (valid for 7 days and includes Thomas Edison National Historical Park and Glenmont); free (ages 0-15). Audio tour $5. Cash only.
Hours: Wed.-Sun. 9:30-5, July 4-Labor Day; Wed.-Sun. 10-4, rest of year. Closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.