Thomas Edison National Historical Park, West Orange

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Thomas Edison National Historical Park preserves Thomas Edison's laboratory and residence, Glenmont, in West Orange, New Jersey, United States. These were designed, in 1887, by architect Henry Hudson Holly. The Edison laboratories operated for more than 40 years. 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.

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  • Neat place to spend 1 hour. Easy to find. Plenty of convenient parking directly across the street. Admission is free if you have a National Park Place. Good place to visit in all types of weather... 
    Neat place to spend 1 hour. Easy to find. Plenty of convenient parking directly across the street. Admission is free if you have a National Park Place. Good place to visit in all types of weather...  more »
  • Start at the visitor's center, where you can watch any of 4 short films. Since Glenmont, the Edison house, is not currently offering tours, we watched that film and two about different aspects of... 
    Start at the visitor's center, where you can watch any of 4 short films. Since Glenmont, the Edison house, is not currently offering tours, we watched that film and two about different aspects of...  more »
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  • Thanks to the staff rangers and volunteers. We brought our men's volleyball team there last weekend. Having been raised in New Jersey I thought that they would truly enjoy this experience, and none of us were disappointed. The players and coaching staff were amazed at the achievements of Thomas Edison and all those who worked with him. To change according to the Lord's pattern I highly recommend this experience for anyone from 5 years old to 500. Truly a national treasure!!!
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