Tesla’s Lab in Shoreham opens to the public: Photos

A portrait of Tesla hangs on the side of the laboratory. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

A portrait of Tesla hangs on the side of the laboratory. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder photos)

Hundreds of people attended as Nikola Tesla’s final laboratory at Wardenclyffe in East Shoreham briefly opened to the public Saturday afternoon. The 20th century American inventor, who had a famous rivalry with Thomas Edison and whose theories lead to the development of AC-powered systems, built a laboratory on the site in 1901.

The laboratory, which is being rebuilt into a museum, learning center and business incubator, opened to the public for three hours on Oct. 25, when a group of Tesla car owners from the mid-Atlantic region visited.

Event organizers billed it as the first time the public was ever been allowed to tour the historic lab’s grounds located off Route 25A at the end of Tesla Street.

Check out scenes from the Saturday afternoon below.
Statue of Nikola Tesla greets visitors

Statue of Nikola Tesla greets visitors

Ewan Morrison, 7, of Greenport winds up a motor.

Ewan Morrison, 7, of Greenport winds up a motor.

Steve Matza of Consolidated Aircraft with a display of some of Tesla's works.

Steve Matza of Consolidated Aircraft with a display of some of Tesla’s works.

Designs by Tesla on display.

Designs by Tesla on display.

One of several clever license plates on Tesla cars.

One of several clever license plates on Tesla cars.

One of several clever license plates on Tesla cars.

One of several clever license plates on Tesla cars.

One of several clever license plates on Tesla cars.

One of several clever license plates on Tesla cars.

A Tesla car plugged in.

A Tesla car plugged in.

Tesla cars on display.

Tesla cars on display.

Cars and people outside the lab.

Cars and people outside the lab.

A display of Tesla designs.

A display of Tesla designs.

The Tesla egg, borrowed from the Tesla Museum in Belgrade.

The Tesla egg, borrowed from the Tesla Museum in Belgrade.

Hundreds of people attended the event.

Hundreds of people attended the event.

Isabella Santella, 12, of Centereach takes a video of the Tesla egg with her iPad.

Isabella Santella, 12, of Centereach takes a video of the Tesla egg with her iPad.

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