This historical park preserves Thomas Edison's home and his last and largest laboratory, which was constructed in 1887. Visitors can walk through Edison's chemistry lab and machine room, see a whole room devoted to various phonographs and sound equipment he and his employees invented, and even see a reproduction of the world's first film studio. The laboratory displays many of Edison's 400,000 existing artifacts and prototypes, providing special insight into his process of invention. Glenmont, the Edison home, contains most of its original furnishings and provides insight into the domestic life and partnership between Thomas and his wife Mina.

A Prolific Creator

Edison was the most famous inventor of his time. He amassed a record 1,093 patents through his life's work creating and refining a wide range of devices, including the telegraph, phonograph, light bulb, storage battery and motion picture camera.


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