Operating Hours & Seasons

Thomas Edison National Historical Park (NHP) has reopened some visitor facilities at the Laboratory Complex and Glenmont Estate grounds. These facilities will be open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10AM to 4 PM. The following facilities remain closed at this time:
  • Glenmont Estate (Timed Tours)
What's Open? Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10am - 4pm

Visitors can enter the following visitor facility buildings at the Laboratory Complex and Glenmont Estate Grounds that will be open from 10 AM to 4 PM, every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday:
  • Visitor Center (Building 1) which includes the park orientation films and the museum store which will also re-open.
  • 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 (Pass must be obtained from 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 Edison’s.
  • Glenmont Garage which contains Thomas Edison’s historic vehicles (as staffing allows)
What's Currently Available:
  • Laboratory Courtyard Cell Phone/App self-guided tour (information available at visitor center)
  • Laboratory Complex Restrooms are open
  • Glenmont Grounds Cell Phone/App self-guided tour (information available at visitor center)
  • Visitor parking lots on Main Street and Honeysuckel Avenue are available for parking
  • Ranger staff are available to provide information at Laboratory visitor center
Summer Hours Thomas Edison National Historical Park (HP) Laboratory Complex and Glenmont Grounds will be open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10 AM to 4 PM.

Laboratory and Visitor Center hours
Monday - Wednesday - Closed
Thursday- 10:00am - 4:00pm ET
Friday- 10:00am - 4:00pm ET
Saturday- 10:00am - 4:00pm ET
Sunday- 10:00am - 4:00pm ET

Glenn Grounds and Outbuildings (Garage & Greenhouse) hours
Monday - Wednesday - Closed
Thursday- 10:00am - 4:00pm ET
Friday- 10:00am - 4:00pm ET
Saturday- 10:00am - 4:00pm ET
Sunday- 10:00am - 4:00pm ET
 

Laboratory and Visitor Center hours

Friday - Sunday - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Glenmont Grounds and Outbuildings hours

Friday - Sunday - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Last updated: April 7, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

211 Main Street
West Orange , NJ 07052

Phone:

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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