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    Thomas Edison

    National Historical Park New Jersey

Things To Know Before You Come

Thomas Edison NHP participates in the America the Beautiful Interagency Pass Program.

Groups require a reservation. To make a reservation call 973.736.0550 x33.

You must visit the Laboratory Complex Visitor Center to obtain your tickets for both Glenmont and the Laboratory Complex.

Thomas Edison's home, Glenmont, does not have an elevator or railings for visitors with mobility challenges.

Teachers may receive a 15% discount at the bookstore with school ID.

There is no food or drink permitted in the Park. There is no picnicking at Glenmont. Smoking is not permitted in the Park.

Hand held photography is for personal use only. To protect the fabrics, paintings and artifacts, there is no photography allowed in any building at Glenmont .

Directions to the Park can found here.

Did You Know?

Laboratory Library

Henry Hudson Holly was a famous architect known for designing Victorian style houses such as the Glenmont Estate, the home of Thomas Edison. Edison was so impressed by Holly’s work that he commissioned Holly to design his personal library in the laboratory, which is located down the street from the estate. However, Edison did not like the pace at which Holly was working, and he was eventually fired.