Thomas Edison National Historical Park


221 Main Street | West Orange, NJ 07052 |


Imagine your day ending at sunset. Life without music, motion pictures, radio. Life without light itself. Our modern lives began at the turn of the century in West Orange, New Jersey. The Laboratory and home of Thomas Edison, stopped in time, continue to teach a new generation.

At the corner of Main Street and Lakeside Avenue in West Orange, New Jersey stands a group of red brick buildings. Stop in and experience their glory days and hear the stories 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.

Conveniently located just off of Route 280 in West Orange, only 14 miles from New York City, we welcome individuals and groups of visitors from near and far. Please call us at 973-736-0550 ext. 11.