Alerts & Conditions

Photograph looking down the street at the red brick Laboratory Complex  and large concrete battery building.
Laboratory Complex as seen from the visitor parking lot.

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Thomas Edison NHP has reopened the Laboratory Complex grounds, Glenmont Estate grounds as well as a visitor contact station at the Laboratory Complex. The grounds and outdoor contact station will be open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11 AM to 4. A new cell phone tour of the courtyard and the life and accomplishments of Thomas Edison will also be available. To visit the Glenmont grounds, a special pass must first be obtained at the Laboratory Complex contact station. No one will be admitted to the Glenmont grounds without a pass.

In addition, entry fees are waived and the following spaces will be open from 11 am 4 pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday:
  • Both visitor parking lots located on Main Street
  • Blacksmith Shop, Pattern Shop and Black Maria
  • Courtyard and Glenmont cell phone tour
  • Glenmont Grounds

Prohibited activities include:
  • large group gatherings and activities
  • picnicking

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:
  • All public buildings
  • Glenmont Mansion

The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners continues to be paramount. At Thomas 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 and 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 or on Facebook and Instagram using our social media handle: @ThomasEdisonNHP.

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Last updated: September 25, 2020

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Mailing Address:

211 Main Street
West Orange, NJ 07052


973-736-0550 x11
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