Edison National Historic Site


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Edison National Historic Site:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Edison National Historic Site

Address:Main St & Lakeside Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052

Phone:973-324-9973
Fax:973-736-8496
Web: www.nps.gov/edis/
Size: 21 acres.
Established: Edison Home National Historic Site designated on December 6, 1955; Edison Laboratory National Monument proclaimed on July 14, 1956; areas combined as Edison National Historic Site on September 5, 1962.
Location:In West Orange, New Jersey, 2 miles west of the Garden State Parkway (Exit 145) and 1/2 mile north of I-280.
Facilities:Rest rooms (é), visitor center (é), museum/exhibit. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Guided tours.
Special Features:Thomas Edison's laboratory and his residence, Glenmont, were home to the inventor from 1887 until 1931. At his "Invention Factory" he developed the phonograph, invented the movie camera and the nickel-iron alkaline storage battery, and was awarded 500 patents. The complex includes his chemistry lab, machine shop, and library.

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