Thomas Edison National Historic Park

The Thomas Edison National Historic Park is a dedicated site located on approximately 21 acres in West Orange, New Jersey. In 1887, Thomas Edison's laboratory and home were built on the property. More than 200 staff members worked with the famous inventor during the estate's heyday in the 1910s. Today, visitors can tour the property and learn about the life and inventions of Edison. The historic park preserves the Edison laboratory, which includes his chemistry lab, machine shop, and library. Known as Glenmont, the Edison estate also features gardens, a greenhouse, a barn, and a garage with the family’s antique automobiles. 

Things to Do

Things To Do Near Thomas Edison National Historic Park

When you visit Thomas Edison National Historic Park, you'll get to step back in time and explore the life of Thomas Edison and his innovations he contributed to technological advancement. The Laboratory Complex Grounds are filled with exhibits and objects from Edison's work in electricity and sound. You can also tour the grand estate of Glenmont, a beautiful Queen Anne-style home with 29 rooms. RVers will find the park easy to access as it is in the heart of urban West Orange, NJ.

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How To Get To Thomas Edison National Historic Park

Thomas Edison National Historic Park is located in an urban area that is easy to access from anywhere in New Jersey. To get to the park by car, take the Garden State Parkway and get off at exit 145. If you are traveling from the New Jersey Turnpike, take exit 15W to Route 280 West.

From Newark, head west on Hill Street toward Broad Street. Stay straight until you get onto Hill Street. Take a right onto Washington St. Then, take a left onto Market St / County Highway-510, where you’ll continue on Market Street. The road name here changes to W Market Street. Take this until you get to 1st Street, where you’ll turn right. Enter the ramp on the left to get on I-280 W until you reach Exit 10, then head right toward Montclair / S Orange / W Orange. Take a right onto Northfield Ave / County Highway-508 Spur. Take a left onto Main St / County Highway-659, travel about a half-mile until you get to Main St / County Highway-659. 

The park is open year-round and is easy to access.


211 Main Street West Orange, NJ 07052

Fee: Entry fee (per person) $15.0

When you visit the Thomas Edison National Historic Park, you may be amazed by the breathtaking amount of inventions, artifacts, natural history, and archives to explore. The grouping of laboratory buildings as well as the Glenmont Estate in Llewellyn Park house some 300,000 items and millions of documents. RVers will find this park in a great location with a wealth of information and history. Amenities and park sites can be found in the surrounding area near West Orange.