Fees & Passes

Overview of entrance requirements

All visitors MUST have

Most visitors also need

Reservations and Timed Entry

Glenmont Estate Tour Reservation

Required to get into Edison home.
Dates applicable
Mar 10–Dec 31
Tickets for the Glenmont Estate tour can be purchased only on the Recreation.gov website. When booking your reservation, please remember all adults and children need a ticket. There is a $ 1.00 per ticket nonrefundable reservation fee.
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Entrance Passes

Standard Entrance Pass


Entrance Fees are $15.00 for adults 16 years of age and older; children 15 and younger are free - Credit or Debit Card only. Entrance fees are required for entry to the Glenmont estate. A guided tour of Glenmont is a separate ticket - please see below.

Children 15 and under free of charge. Visitors with Interagency Passes, AKA National Park passes, may waive entrance fees for each passholder plus three adults free of charge. Digital passes are also available on Recreation.gov. Visitors to Glenmont and the Edison home must also pay this entrance fee. Thomas Edison NHP does not accept cash for fees; debit or credit only.

For Organizations & Businesses

THIS GUIDED WALKING TOUR IS FOR Elementary, Middle, and College Groups to learn about Thomas Edison’s West Orange Laboratory as a working invention factory where ideas became products, and those products became industries we all enjoy today.

Annual Entrance - Park

Valid ONLY at Thomas Edison National Historical Park for 12 months from the date of purchase. Permits the cardholder and 3 adult guests' entrance (16 years and older, children 15 and younger are free). Includes Laboratory Complex and Glenmont Estate. All visitors must begin their visit at the Laboratory Complex. Please note: this does not guarantee entry into the mansion at Glenmont. Those tour tickets are separate, limited, and available only on Recreation.gov.

2024 Free Entrance Days in the National Parks

Come experience the national parks! All National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone (other fees may apply). Mark your calendar for these entrance fee-free dates:


"Which Pass Is Right For Me?" Flowchart

A flowchart to decide which interagency pass is right for you. Arrows and images of the various passes accompany descriptive text about each. Detailed alt text found on the page with the image.
"Find Your Park, & find your park pass as well"



Alternative Text for Flowchart

The image is a decision tree to assist people deciding which entrance pass to get. It is titled “Which Interagency Pass is Right for Me?” Text reads “America the Beautiful – The National Park and Federal Recreation Lands Pass. There are a variety of options in the interagency pass program. These passes apply to multiple agencies (see logos below) and may be obtained with appropriate ID or documentation. Funds from Pass sales help Federal agencies support high-quality experiences for visitors” 

The infographic includes logos a website to “store.usgs.gov” to find more information about these passes. And includes logos of participating federal agencies, including the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. It is also decorated with silhouettes of trees and a bison. 

The first row of pass options includes the questions and answers: 

It asks, “Are you between the ages of 16-42?” then points to an Annual pass for $80. 

It asks, “Are you a federal lands volunteer that has completed 250 hours of service?” then points to a Volunteer pass for free. 

Below a question asking, “Are you a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident?” there are multiple pass options: 

It asks, “Are you age 62 or over?” then points to a Senior Annual pass for $20 or Senior Lifetime pass for $80. 

It asks, “Are you a Gold Star Family member or veteran?” then points to a Military Lifetime pass for free. 

It asks, “Do you have a medically determined permanent disability?” then points to an Access pass for free. 

It asks, “Are you currently serving in the Military or a dependent?” then points to a Military Annual pass for free. 

It asks, “Are you a U.S. student in the 4th grade or home-school equivalent?” then points to a 4th grade pass for free.

Last updated: April 12, 2024

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