Operating Hours & Seasons

Visitors can enter the following visitor facility buildings at the Laboratory Complex and Glenmont Estate Grounds:
  • Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM (Eastern Time Zone)
  • Main Laboratory, Visitor Center (Building 1) which includes the park orientation films and the museum store.
  • Main Laboratory Building (Building 5) which includes Thomas Edison's library, machine shops, music room, and other exhibits.
  • Chemistry Laboratory (Building 2) at the Laboratory Complex
  • Glenmont Grounds (Yellow Car Pass must be obtained from the visitor center at Laboratory)
  • Weather Permits: Look inside Glenmont Greenhouse where volunteers from the Short Hills Garden Club and park volunteers care for a variety of exotic plants like those grown by the Edisons.
  • Glenmont Garage which contains Thomas Edison’s historic vehicles (as staffing allows on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)
  • Laboratory Courtyard Cell Phone/NPS App self-guided tour (information available at the visitor center)
  • Laboratory Complex Restrooms are open
  • Glenmont Grounds Cell Phone/NPS App self-guided tour (information available at the visitor center)
  • Visitor parking lots on Main Street and Honeysuckle Avenue are available for parking
  • Ranger staff are available to provide information at the Laboratory visitor center

Laboratory and Visitor Center hours

Thursday - Sunday - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

Last updated: March 10, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

211 Main Street
West Orange, NJ 07052


973-736-0550 x11
Phones are monitored as staff are available with messages being checked Wednesday - Sunday. 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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