Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, the National Park Service is using a phased approach to partially reopen the park while continuing to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic.
With public health in mind, the following facilities remain closed at this time:
- All public buildings on site are closed – This includes all Laboratory Buildings, the Glenmont Mansion and outbuildings.
*We are currently unable to sell or upgrade America The Beautiful passes while the Visitor Center is closed
Laboratory Complex Courtyard - Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11am - 4pm
Glenmont Grounds- Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11am - 4pm
What's Currently Available:
- Laboratory Grounds (Courtyard) - Laboratory Grounds consist of an open courtyard, a Blacksmith Shop, the Chemistry Laboratory, and the Pattern Shop (Available for viewing thru open door. No entry into buildings available at this time.)
- Laboratory Courtyard Cell Phone Tour (information available at visitor contact station.)
- Laboratory Complex Restrooms are open, masks are required in public restrooms on site.
- Glenmont Grounds (Pass must be obtained from visitor center at Laboratory)
- Portable Restrooms available on Glenmont Grounds
- Visitor parking lots on Main Street and Glenmont grounds are available for parking
- Ranger staff are available to provide information at Laboratory visitor contact station.
Note: 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 and workspaces are safe and clean for visitors, employees, partners, and volunteers.
While the Glenmont grounds will be accessible for visitors to enjoy in the spring, a return to full operations will continue to be phased and services may be limited temporarily. 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.