Fees & Passes

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Entrance Fee- $15.00

  • Valid for seven days.
  • Under 16 years old free
  • Includes: Laboratory Complex and Glenmont

Audio Tour - $5.00

  • Permits use of equipment for the day's visit
  • Includes standard audio tour, family version, and tours in German, Spanish, and Japanese

Annual Park Pass- $45.00

  • Valid at Thomas Edison NHP for 12 months from date of purchase
  • Permits the card holder and three other people entrance
  • Includes: Laboratory Complex and Glenmont

Your Fee Dollars at Work - Check out some of the projects

America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass

In January 2007, the National Park Service joined the USDA Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, and Bureau of Reclamation in the new Interagency Pass Program. This program provides pass holders access into any federal recreation site that charges an entrance or standard amenity fee; some passes also offer discounts on other fees, such as camping. Each pass admits the pass holder and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas and pass holder plus three adults, not to exceed four adults, at per person fee areas. (Children under 16 are admitted free.)

America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass replaced the Golden Age Passport, Golden Access and Golden Eagle Passport and Golden Eagle Hologram.

All National Park Passes, Golden Eagle, Golden Eagle Hologram, Golden Access an Golden Age Passports will continue to be honored according to the provisions of the pass. Only paper Golden Age and Access Passports my be exchanged free of charge for new plastic passes.

There are 2 passes displayed.  The top one is the Lifetime Sr Pass and the lower picture is of the Annual Sr Pass
Lifetime Senior Pass

Annual Senior Pass

Lifetime Senior Pass - Yellowstone National Park/Lori Wilkinson

Annual Senior Pass

Interagency Senior Pass-

This is a picture of the 2018 annual pass
2018 The America the Beautiful-The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass

Interagency Annual Pass- $80.00
(Formerly called: Golden Eagle or National Park Pass)

This is a picture of the 2018 Interagency Pass.  There is a picture of an owl flying across the pass.
Access Pass

Interagency Access Pass- Free
(Formerly called: Golden Access)

  • A lifetime pass for citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. who have a permanent disability regardless of age.
  • Valid for entrance fees at other National Parks and several other federal agencies.
  • Permits the card holder and three other people entrance.
  • Includes: Laboratory Complex and Glenmont
This is a picture of the 2018 annual Military pass
2018 Interagency Military Pass

Interagency Annual Military Pass- Free

Free Annual Pass for U.S. Military

New 4th grade pass showing a little boy looking through a set of binoculars
September 1, 2019 - August 31 2020 Fourth Grade Pass

Anacostia Park, Washington, D.C. Photo Credit: Chris Rief

4th Grader Pass –Free

  • Fee Free Days 2019

NPS Fee Free Days

  • January 15* Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • April 20 1st Day of National Park Week
  • August 25 National Park Service Birthday
  • September 28 National Public Lands Day
  • November 11 Veterans Day

*Thomas Edison National Historical Park will be closed on this day.

For more information on fee free days for other national parks click here


Last updated: April 21, 2019

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211 Main Street
West Orange, NJ 07052


(973) 736-0550 x11
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