** Important Information to help you plan your visit**
Thomas Edison NHP has reopened the Laboratory Complex grounds with a visitor contact station for information and passport stamps. Unfortunately, the gift shop is closed at this time. The laboratory grounds and visitor contact station will be open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm. A new cell phone tour of the courtyard and the life and accomplishments of Thomas Edison is also available. While we are operating on a limited basis there is still plenty to see and learn.
In addition, entry fees are waived and the following spaces will be open from 11 am to 4 pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday:
Prohibited activities include:
Permanent restroom facilities are closed; however, portable restroom units will be available for public use.
With public health in mind, the following facilities remain closed at this time:
The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners continues to be paramount. At Thomas Edison NHP, our operational approach will be to examine each facility function and service provided to ensure those operations comply with current public health guidance and are regularly monitored. We continue to work closely with the NPS Office of Public Health using CDC guidance to ensure public areas and employee workspaces are safe and clean for visitors, employees, partners, and volunteers.
While these areas are accessible for visitors to enjoy, a return to full operations will continue to be phased and services may be limited. When visiting, the public should follow local area health orders, park vehicles in designated parking spaces and avoid crowding.
The CDC has offered guidance to help people recreating in parks and open spaces to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. We will continue to monitor all park functions to ensure that visitors adhere to CDC guidance for mitigating risks associated with the transmission of COVID-19 and take any additional steps necessary to protect public health.
Details and updates on park operations will continue to be posted on our website www.nps.gov/edis or on Facebook and Instagram using our social media handle: @ThomasEdisonNHP.
Updates about NPS operations will be posted on www.nps.gov/coronavirus.
Last updated: January 10, 2021