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Precision Machine Shop - 2nd floor
Thomas Edison National Historical Park.

Thomas Edison NHP PHOTO

Visitors can enter the following visitor facility buildings at the Laboratory Complex:

  • Visitor Center (Building 1) which includes the park orientation film 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 at the Laboratory Complex. (as staffing allows)
  • Pattern Shop and Blacksmith Shops are available to look in.

Glenmont in spring
Glenmont in the spring.


Spend an afternoon exploring Glenmont, the estate of Thomas and Mina Edison. Thomas Edison purchased this grand estate for his new bride, Mina Miller Edison, in 1886. It is here that the Edison's raised their children and entertained friends, family, and Edison business associates.

Glenmont Estate Tour

  • Tickets for Thomas Edison National Historical Park (Glenmont Estate Tours) will be released to the public for advanced reservations beginning Thursday, June 23, 2022, at 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time for the July 1, 2022, tickets.
  • Tickets for Thomas Edison National Historical Park (Glenmont Estate Tours) will be released for sale 7 days in advance of the scheduled tour at 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time until midnight the day before the tour.
  • Friday, Saturday, and Sunday between 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM (Eastern Time Zone)
  • Bookings will close on December 31, 2022, for the season.
  • This is a 30-minute tour of the first and second floor of Glenmont Estate.
  • Tickets for all Glenmont Estate Tours are ONLY purchased on a first come first serve basis on website.
School Group Tour
School Group Tour

NPS Photo

Group Visits

If you are interested in bringing a group please click on the appropriate link below.

1.School Groups - K - College For Teachers
2.Non-School Groups - Scouts, clubs, civic organizations Group Information
3.Private Business Meetings, Tours, and Events Permits

Picture Guide
If your child or family needs a visual guide of our park, please view our Picture Guide, where you will see a step-by-step exploration of the park through photographs. For more information on accessibility please click here.

Last updated: September 9, 2022

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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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