Things To Do

The Black Maria
The Black Maria


Laboratory Complex and Glenmont Grounds
The Laboratory and Glenmont Grounds are open to visit Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 11am – 4pm.
For your information – everything is located outdoors.
No buildings are open. Fees are currently being waived

Ranger Contact Station available at the Laboratory Complex has:

  • Passport Stamps
  • Information
  • Only place to obtain your pass to Glenmont
  • Junior Ranger activity sheet - earn your Junior Ranger Badge!
  • New cell phone tour of the Laboratory Complex Courtyard. Learn what the buildings were used for as well as stories of the Laboratory and Thomas Edison.
  • Portable toilets available at Laboratory Complex
Glenmont in winter
Visitors must first stop at the Laboratory Complex (211 Main Street) to get a car pass before heading up to Glenmont grounds.


Only the Glenmont Grounds are open at this time. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 11am - 4pm

A car pass must first be obtained at the Laboratory Complex Visitor Contact station in order to drive to Glenmont.

While at Glenmont, enjoy the Glenmont Grounds cell phone tour. The tour will give you a history of the estate as well as many family stories.

Brochure cover for bike tour with a bike leaning on a brick and concrete pillar at the park entrance.
Brochure cover for the Washington Rock & Roll Tour for Cyclists.  One of the stops is Thomas Edison National Historical Park.  To view the brochure, click the link to the left that says - the brochure on the tour.

New Jersey Department of Transportation

Washington Rock & Roll Tour

Enjoy biking? Thomas Edison National Historical Park is one of the stops along the Washington Rock & Roll Tour. The bike route begins and ends at the parking lot of Bernard M. Degnan Park on Alisa Drive adjacent to West Orange High School. Along the ride you will also pass by Verona Park, Montclair Arts Museum and even South Mountain Reservation and Turtle Back Zoo. If you are looking for a different way to come visit the park, check out their brochure on the tour . For more biking information and other tours, check out the website for the Department of Transportation

Last updated: April 15, 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 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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