Thomas Edison National Historical Park preserves Thomas Edison's laboratory, the site of inventions and developments such as motion picture cameras, sound recordings, silent and sound movies and the nickel-iron alkaline electric storage battery. On March 30, 2009, the site was renamed Thomas Edison National Historical Park, adding "Thomas" to the title in hopes to relieve confusion between the Edison sites in West Orange and Edison, New Jersey. The Complex also includes Glenmont, Edison's home.


  • Entrance to Laboratory Complex on Main Street
    Entrance to Laboratory Complex on Main Street
  • Thomas Edison's home Glenmont
    Thomas Edison's home Glenmont

Tours of the Glenmont Estate are offered between 12:00pm and 3:00pm. A ticketed tour is the only way to enter the house.