thomas edison national historical park

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thomas edison national historical park
211 main street
west orange, new jersey 07052

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Designated as the Edison Home National Historic Site on December 6, 1955, this location is now called Thomas Edison National Historical Park.

The park features two main buildings: the Laboratory complex featuring numerous inventions, films, and artifacts from Edison's inventing years there (starting in 1886), and the Glenmont Estate where Edison lived with his wife until he died in 1931.

At this location, Edison worked on making his original phonograph commercially viable, developed the kinetoscope and several other motion picture devices, and developed nickel-iron-alkaline storage batteries that powered early electric vehicles.

Also located at the park is Edison's Black Maria, one of the first motion picture studios.

photo: Ken Lund