- Historic Sites
Edison National Historic Site
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. To the passing motorist the buildings betray little evidence of their glory days and 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.
Visitors can spend a morning or afternoon exploring the estate of Thomas and Mina Edison called Glenmont. Thomas Edison purchased this grand estate for his new bride Mina Miller Edison in 1886. It is here that the Edisons raised their children, entertained friends, family and Edison business associates. Guests can wander the grounds and see why Thomas and Mina loved their home.