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Come and see the newly restored Edison Memorial Tower, lit dawn to dusk, and plays music during tour hours.

The tower marks the location of Edison’s Menlo Park laboratory, the world’s first organized research and development site. He came to Menlo Park in 1876, the area was then known as Raritan Township, and later changed (in 1954) to Edison Township. Menlo Park is known as the Birthplace of Recorded Sound (November 1877), and the site of the world’s first practical incandescent lamp-light bulb (October 1879).