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 beginning July 24, 2020.

What's Open?

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

TEMPORARY CLOSURE of the Glenmont Grounds: Glenmont grounds will be closed for normal winter maintenance and preservation projects until spring 2021 (Date TBD). Please check back for updated information

What's Currently Available:

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

  • All Public Buildings on site are Closed

  • Glenmont Grounds, Edison Mansion, and all out buildings

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

  • Both visitor parking lots on Main Street are available for parking

  • Laboratory Grounds with the Blacksmith Shop, Chemistry Laboratory, and Pattern Shop (Available for viewing thru open door, but no entry into buildings available at this time)

  • Ranger staff are available to provide information
  • Laboratory Courtyard Cell Phone Tour (information available at visitor contact station)

Glenmont Estate - Home:

Current Operating Hours: Closed

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.


Summer Hours

Hours will be posted once we have a reopening date

Laboratory and Visitor Center

Glenmont Estate

Last updated: January 10, 2021

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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