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Glenmont - Home of Thomas Edison

Address: 211 Main Street
Phone: 973-736-0550
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 11:30am - 4:00pm
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On January 20, 1886, Thomas A. Edison purchased Glenmont, a 29-room Queen Anne-style mansion in Llewellyn Park West Orange, New Jersey. It was a wedding gift for his second wife Mina. Edison lived here until his death on October 18, 1931. The Glenmont tour includes the Edison bedroom where he passed away. Glenmont and the new laboratory he would build nearby on Main Street now comprise the Thomas Edison National Historical Park (TENHP) Tours area available Friday through Sunday.

When Edison died in 1931 he was one of the most famous men in the world. The holder of more patents than any other inventor in history. Edison had amassed a fortune and achieved glory as the genius behind such revolutionary inventions in the fields of sound recording, motion pictures, and electric light.

Tickets for Glenmont house tours are distributed on a first-come first-served basis from the Laboratory Visitor Center starting at 10:00am. A ticketed tour is required for entry into the house.