Edison built his West Orange Laboratory in 1887 and worked there until his death in 1931. In the 1950s it was turned over to the federal government, and it is now maintained for the public by the National Park Service. Its buildings hold thousands of artifacts and the millions of pages of documents in the archives are the primary source of the Edison Papers.
The site of Edison’s Menlo Park Laboratory now contains the Edison Memorial Tower and a Museum that tells the story of Edison’s time in Menlo Park.
Edison left Menlo Park in 1881 and the laboratory complex was abandoned soon after. In the late 1920s, Henry Ford the laboratory as a centerpiece of Greenfield Village at the museum he established in Dearborn, Michigan. For the story of the reconstruction see https://www.thehenryford.org/explore/inside/edison-at-work/
Edison was born in this home in Milan, Ohio, on 11 February 1847. Built by his father in 1841–42, the house has been restored and is open to the public.
Built on land Edison purchased in 1885, this home and laboratory are now maintained by the City of Fort Myers. The neighboring estate was originally the home of Edison associate Ezra Gilliland and later acquired Henry Ford. Today the site is known as the Edison and Ford Winter Estates.
Louisville's Thomas Edison House is located in historic Butchertown, a neighborhood which has been known as the center of meat production in this city for over 200 years. It was also the place Edison called home when he worked as a telegraph operator in Louisville in 1866.
The Thomas Edison PapersRutgers, The State University of New Jersey44 Road 3Piscataway, NJ 08854