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Laboratory Complex in sunlight and shade

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** Important Information to help you plan your visit**

On Saturday, March 12, 2022, the Thomas Edison Laboratory Complex, Glenmont Grounds will be open to the public Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Entrance fee is $15.00 for all visitors ages 16 and older. Children under 16 are free. Credit or Debit Card only.

Cash payments at Thomas Edison National Historical Park will no longer be accepted as a method of payment for entrance fees and Park Passes. Visitors are encouraged to make use of pre-booking payment by using website and mobile app and or they can use a Credit card in the Visitor Center.

With the opening of these building, a park entrance fee of $15.00 will be charged to visitors aged 16 or older. Children aged 15 and under are free.

  • Visitor Center (Building 1) which includes the park orientation films and the museum store which will also re-open.
  • Main Laboratory Building (Building 5) which includes Thomas Edison’s library, machine shops, music room, and other exhibits.
  • Glenmont Greenhouse where volunteers from the Short Hills Garden Club and park volunteers care for a variety of exotic plants like those grown by the Edisons.
  • Glenmont Garage which contains Thomas Edison’s historic vehicles (as staffing allows)

As of August 25th, 2022, Essex County New Jersey has become an area of Low risk and Transmission. As such masks are no longer required indoors at Thomas Edison NHP.

“While adhering to Covid-19 precautions as outlined by the CDC, we are very happy to again welcome visitors inside our museum buildings. Our Park Rangers and Volunteers look forward to interacting with visitors and to sharing meaningful experiences at the Laboratory Complex and Glenmont grounds. In addition, visitors can now use the NPS App to explore the laboratory courtyard and learn how buildings were used by Thomas Edison and his company, as well as explore stories about the people who worked at the laboratory,” said Tom Ross, Superintendent of Thomas Edison NHP.

We invite the public to visit our website at for the latest information about the park, historical interpretive information, access to 3,000 images from the park’s historic photo collection and children’s activities such as our Junior Ranger Program. In addition, schools and organized groups are encouraged to make reservations for virtual programming during this period. Please call 973-736-0550 x26 Wednesday-Sunday for more information.

For more information or up to minute details and updates on park operations, please visit our website or on Facebook and Instagram using our social media handle: @ThomasEdisonNHP


Last updated: August 26, 2022

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Mailing Address:

211 Main Street
West Orange , NJ 07052


973-736-0550 x11
Phones are monitored as staff are available with messages being checked Wednesday - Sunday. If a ranger is unavailable to take your call, we kindly ask that you leave us a detailed message with return contact information and we will be happy to get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you.

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