Fees & Passes

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**Important Information**

We are currently unable to sell any America the Beautiful passes at our location. We hope as the current pandemic situation changes, we are able to once again offer you a pass to America's greatest treasures, our National Parks. We will update you as our situation changes. Thanks you for your patience.

Please see below for a list of locations in northern New Jersey where America the Beautiful passes are available by appointment only.

Morris County, New Jersey

Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge

Contact: Jonathan Rosenberg
Phone: 973-714-6891
Notes: Wednesday is the only day available for pass sales/issue. Please call Monday thru Friday during normal business hours to set up an appointment. Passes available by appointment only.

Sussex County, New Jersey

Wallkill National Wildlife Refuge

Contact: Scott Lenhart
Phone: 973-702-7266 ext. 10
Notes: Passes available by appointment only. Please call ahead to schedule an apppointment.

Thomas Edison National Historical Park entrance information and pricing on America the Beautiful passes (Currently unavailable due to Covid-19 safety precautions)

Please note: While we are under Covid-19 restrictions, all entrance fees to Thomas Edison National Historical Park are waived until a return to regular operations. During this time, all park building are closed and there are limited services available. Rangers are available to answer questions and return telephone calls. We really do appreciate your patience and look forward to a time when you can enjoy all the wonderful history this place has to offer.

See below our information for entrance fees and pass sales during regular operations. These fees are currently waived, and passes are unabilable at our location temporarilly. We will update information as it comes in. Thank you.

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

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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 2020

NPS Fee Free Days

  • January 18* Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • April 18 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: September 20, 2020

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Mailing Address:

211 Main Street
West Orange, NJ 07052


973-736-0550 x11
As part of our Covid-19 response, phones are monitored as staff are available with messages being checked daily. If a ranger is unavailable to take your call, we kindly ask that you leave us a detailed message with return contact information and we will be happy to get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you.

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