Thomas Edison National Historical Park will give you the opportunity to learn about one of America’s most influential figures. Edison was a key player in shaping the future of technology and holds over a thousand patents for inventions in the U.S. and several more in other countries. The park preserves Edison’s laboratory and home, Glenmont, in West Orange, New Jersey.
The park’s visitor center is located in West Orange, New Jersey at 211 Main Street. Upon arrival at Thomas Edison National Historical Park you’ll pay the entrance fee, receive a house tour ticket and the all-important car pass for your NJ rental car from Value Van & Car Rental. Once you have the car pass you’ll be able to visit Glenmont.
Taking a trip to see Edison’s former home and laboratory is an ideal way for the entire family to learn about science and history together. The entrance fee is only $7 for adults and free for kids under the age of 15, making this a very affordable activity.
Laboratory: Wednesday – Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.Glenmont
Estate: Friday – Sunday: 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Explore Edison’s workspace where he toiled over his groundbreaking inventions in the park’s Laboratory Complex. Here’s a quick list of things to do while touring Edison’s laboratory:
• See the Edison’s movie production studio, Black Maria
• Watch the silent 1903 film, “The Great Train Robbery”
• Explore all three floors of the Main Laboratory Building
• Tour the Chemistry Lab
• Take an audio tour of the Laboratory Complex
Hop in your New Jersey car rental after visiting the Laboratory Complex and head up to Glenmont, Edison’s home in West Orange. Here’s a quick list of enjoyable activities at Glenmont:
• Tour the 29-room Queen Anne style mansion
• See the estate grounds and outbuildings
• Take a free cell phone tour of the grounds
Visiting the Thomas Edison National Historical Park is a great way to quality time with the family and learn more about one of the world’s greatest investors, Thomas Edison.
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