Plan Your Visit

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

Thomas Edison NHP PHOTO

Currently the Laboratory and Glenmont Grounds are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11am - 4pm. Glenmont Estate and all buildings are currently closed.

Come visit the Laboratory Complex Grounds and Glenmont Grounds. Spend a little time safe-distancing and learning about the history of the site while you enjoy the outdoors with friends and family. The Laboratory and Glenmont grounds are self guided experiences right now, so you can pick and choose what's interesting to you. We have a cellphone tour available at each location to offer you lots of great stories about your park with rangers available to answer any questions. Reminder: Glenmont access passes must be picked up at the laboratory complex visitor contact station. We look forward to seeing you.

Below is information for when we return to normal post-covid operations. Please check the links for more information.

Ranger-led programs run at the Laboratory Complex daily. Look for posted times in the visitor center. For more information about these programs follow this link.

 
Glenmont in spring
Glenmont in the spring.

NPS PHOTO

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 Edisons raised their children and entertained friends, family, and Edison business associates.

**When open, visitors must first stop at the visitor center at the Laboratory Complex (211 Main Street) to get a vehicle pass for Glenmont. Tickets for a house tour are limited and distributed on a first-come first-served basis from the Laboratory Visitor Center. Glenmont is generally open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday EXCEPT during the winter. Glenmont is closed in the winter from January through mid March. For specific dates check out the hours of operation page. A ticketed tour is the only way to enter the house.

 
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: October 11, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

211 Main Street
West Orange, NJ 07052

Phone:

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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