Basic Information

211 Main Street
West Orange, NJ 07052

From the Garden State Parkway take exit 145 or from the New Jersey Turnpike take Exit 15W to Route 280 West. Take Route 280 West to Exit 10. Turn right onto Northfield Avenue. At second light turn left onto Main Street. Go about 0.75 mile to parking on left and Laboratory Complex on the right. From Route 280 East take exit 9. Turn left onto Mt. Pleasant Avenue. At second traffic light turn left onto Main Street. Go about 0.50 mile to parking on left and Laboratory Complex on the right.

Laboratory Complex

The Laboratory Complex is open Wednesday through Sunday 10am - 4pm. The park is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Standard Hours

  • Sunday: -
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: -
  • Thursday: -
  • Friday: -
  • Saturday: -

Glenmont - Edison's Home

During extensive preservation work at Glenmont, the house will only be open August 6th, 19th, 25th (FEE FREE), 26th, and 27th. The house will also be open September 9th, 17th and 30th (FEE FREE). Tickets and passes to the home are only available at the Laboratory Complex Visitor Center and must be obtained before going to the home. For more information call 973-736-0550 ext. 11. The park is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Standard Hours

  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: Closed
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: Closed

Additional Information

Spring and Fall weather can be cool, summer is usually warm and humid and winter is frequently snowy and cold. It is recommended that visitors dress for the weather. Visitors may need jackets or rain gear as they will be walking between buildings as they tour the park.

Entrance Fees:

Thomas Edison NHP - Per Person Entrance Fee - $10.00

A per person entrance fee is charged for anyone 16 years of age and older. Anyone under 16 years of age is free. It is valid for seven days. It admits the visitor to programs and buildings open to the public during their visit. Some buildings/programs require a ticket as there is limited space. There is no extra charge for the tickets which are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis the day of the program.

Laboratory Complex Audio Tour - $5.00

Permits the use of the audio tour equipment for the day's visit. The tour has several opens: a standard audio tour, family or children's version, plus numerous in-depth stops along tour route. The standard tour is also available in German, Spanish, and Japanese

Entrance Passes:

Thomas Edison NHP Park Specific Annual Pass - $40.00

Valid at Thomas Edison NHP for 12 months from date of purchase. It permits the card holder and three other people entrance into the park and programs.

Laboratory Complex Visitor Center

The Laboratory Complex Visitor Center serves as the park's orientation center. Fees are collected and program tickets are distributed from the building. The park offers several movies including an orientation movie and Edison's historic black and white film "The Great Train Robbery". The park's Museum Shop and the restrooms and water bottle filling station are located in the Visitor Center as well.

Edison's Library
The Library in Building 5.



Plan on spending an hour or two in the park, exploring laboratories and libraries. If time permits, and Glenmont is open consider taking a ranger led program of the estate. Ranger talks occur throughout the day, so check for program times when you arrive.

In Operating Hours & Seasons, see when the park and Glenmont are open at different times of the year.

In Fees & Passes, find out what park fees you should expect during your visit.

In Permits & Reservations, obtain permits for certain activities.

Last updated: March 7, 2016

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

211 Main Street
West Orange, NJ 07052


(973) 736-0550 x11

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