Thomas Edison National Historical Park

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

AAA Editor Notes

Thomas Edison National Historical Park is at Main St. and Lakeside Ave. The Laboratory Complex includes 14 structures, many of which contain their original furnishings. The collection of 400,000-plus artifacts includes Edison's prototype and commercial inventions. The archives house millions of documents, sound recordings, rare books and photographs. Most notable inside Glenmont, where Edison and wife Mina Miller Edison lived, is the second-floor living room. Here Edison often conceived inventions at his “thought bench.” A greenhouse, barn, stables and garage stand on the landscaped grounds as well as the couple's graves. Video cameras and strollers are not allowed on tours. Time: Allow 2 hours, 30 minutes minimum.
$10 (valid for 7 days and includes Edison Laboratory Complex); free (ages 0-15). Audio tour $5. Cash only.
Hours: Park open Wed.-Sun. 9:30-5, July 4-Labor Day; 10-4, rest of year. Glenmont open Wed.-Sun. 11:30-5, July 4-Labor Day; Fri.-Sun. 11:30-4, rest of year. Guided mansion tour tickets are distributed on a first-come first-served basis from the visitor center. Closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving and Christmas.