• Laboratory: Wednesday - Sunday, 10 am - 4 pm
  • Home: by scheduled tour only, Friday - Sunday in Spring, Summer, and Fall, closed January - mid-March
  • Park closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Years Day
  • Audio tour rental ($5)
  • ranger-led tours of the Laboratory and Glenmount
  • Visitor Center
  • partial ADA accessibility
  • 16 and over $15
  • good for 7 days

Thomas Edison National Historical Park / Edison House, Llewellyn Park

211 Main Street, West Orange, NJ 07052

(973) 736-0550

Home to America’s greatest inventor, Thomas A. Edison, the Edison National Historical Park preserves Edison's laboratory and his residence, Glenmont, in nearby Llewellyn Park. Roughly half of Edison’s 1,093 patents were based on experiments in his laboratory here. Out of the West Orange laboratories came the motion picture camera, improved phonographs, sound recordings, silent and sound movies and the nickel-iron alkaline electric storage battery.

Edison’s home, Glenmont, is located in Llewellyn Park, one of the first planned suburbs in the United States, where natural beauty was both carefully cultivated and allowed to remain undisturbed. Edison’s home was efficiently managed by his second wife, Mina Miller Edison. Mrs. Edison managed all the house’s staff and hosted numerous visiting dignitaries at Glenmont.

Today, Edison’s Laboratory and Glenmont home are managed by the National Park Service.


  • Explore all 3 floors of the Main Laboratory Building
  • Watch a video about Edison and his laboratory
  • Wander the courtyard to see and learn about the Black Maria film studio
  • Watch "The Great Train Robbery" a silent movie from 1903
  • Take an audio tour of the Laboratory Complex
  • Take a tour of the Chemistry Lab
  • Tour Edison’s house, Glenmont, in nearby Llewellyn Park

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