Thomas Edison’s home
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - Sights and sounds of the Christmas season will greet us when we visit Thomas Edison's home in Llewellyn Park, West Orange, during for our next Historic Jersey Journey at 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 14.
Glenmont, a 29-room mansion built in 1880, will be decorated much as it was while the Edison family lived there. Greenery and red poinsettias deck mantles above fireplaces. Staircases are ringed with boughs and wreaths hang in each window. The den features a majestic 10-foot tree with gifts underneath.
Glenmont sits on a 15-acre estate in Llewellyn Park, the country's first private residential community. The mansion contains original furnishings and family items used by the Edisons. Estate grounds include gardens, a greenhouse, barn, and a garage containing the family's automobiles. After our guided tour of Glenmont, we'll have time to explore Edison's s nearby lab complex. Both sites are part of Thomas Edison National Historical Park. We plan to leave in carpools at 8:30 a.m. sharp from the Strauss Mansion in Atlantic Highlands. Our day's journey will end with a continental brunch back at the Strauss Mansion. Cost is $15. Advance purchase is recommended; our tour group is limited to 15 people. Call Antoinette at (732) 291-9099 or Lynn at 732-204-2900.