Plan Your Visit

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.
  • Edison's film studio, the "Black Maria", a full scale replica which visitors can enter thanks to a new accessibility ramp.

Glenmont in spring
Glenmont in the spring.


Spend some time 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 House Tour

  • Tickets for the Glenmont Estate house tour will be released to reserve in advance of the scheduled tour. Bookings will close at 11:59 P.M. on the day before the tour. No same-day tour booking is available, whether online or in person. Please be sure to reserve your tickets in advance of your arrival.
  • Visitors must start their tour at the Laboratory Complex, pay their park entrance fee, and get a pass to go to Glenmont at the Visitor Center. For more information, visit our Glenmont Tours page.
  • Tours take place between on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday between 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM. Exact tour times and availability may vary, and the tours are conducted on a seasonal basis..
  • This is a 30-minute tour of the first and second floors of the mansion interior at Glenmont. Tours of the Glenmont exterior grounds are offered separately, including the free Guide by Cell tour, with the audio and transcripts available on this website.
  • Glenmont is not accessible. Tours consist of climbing many stairs with no assistance or elevator, and standing unassisted for the duration of the thirty minute tour. For more information see our Accessibility page.
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 Guided Tours
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: May 2, 2024

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211 Main Street
West Orange, NJ 07052


973-736-0550 x11
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