Operating Hours & Seasons

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.

Phased Reopening begins July 24, 2020.

What's Open?

Laboratory Courtyard and Glenmont Grounds- Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11am - 4pm

TEMPORARY FRIDAY CLOSURES of the Glenmont Grounds: Glenmont grounds will be closed November 20, 27, December 4, 11, 18 due to projects on the property. The grounds will be remain open on the Saturday and Sundays.

What's Available:

  • Both visitor parking lots on Main Street

  • Blacksmith Shop, Pattern Shop and Black Maria

  • Courtyard and Glenmont Cell Phone Tour
  • Glenmont Grounds - Pass required and only available at Laboratory Visitor Contact Station

With public health in mind, the following facilities remain closed at this time:

  • All public buildings

  • Glenmont Mansion and all out buildings

  • Permanent restroom facilities are closed; however portable restroom units are available at the Laboratory

Glenmont Estate - Home:

Current Operating Hours: Closed

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 the GLenmont grounds 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.


Summer Hours

Hours will be posted once we have a reopening date

Laboratory and Visitor Center

Glenmont Estate

Last updated: November 16, 2020

Contact the Park

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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