Thomas Edison National Historical Park Increases Access to Glenmont Grounds
September 25, 2020, Thomas Edison NHP will reopen access to the Glenmont
Estate Grounds. The grounds will be open
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11AM to 4PM.
In order to visit the grounds of Glenmont, a special pass must first
be picked up at the Laboratory Courtyard Visitor Contact Station (211 Main
Street West Orange, NJ). No visitors will be admitted to the grounds of
Glenmont without the pass. While at Glenmont there are wayside exhibit panels
and a cell phone tour around the grounds to tell you about life at Glenmont.
In addition, entrance fees are
waived, and the following spaces will be open from 11AM to 4PM Friday, Saturday
- Large group gatherings
Permanent restroom facilities will be
closed; however, portable restroom units with hand sanitizer will be
available for public use.
With public health in mind, the following
facilities remain closed at this time:
“We hope our visitors enjoy exploring both
the Laboratory Complex and the grounds at Glenmont,” said Tom Ross,
superintendent of Thomas Edison NHP. “As a reminder, please continue to follow
recommended social distancing practices at all times. Many of the park’s
outdoor exhibits may bring visitors into areas hard to safely social
distance. Wearing a face covering while
at the park is strongly encouraged.”
A safe and enjoyable park experience
begins at home. The NPS encourages visitors to plan their visit by checking the
park’s website and social media for current conditions and travel tips. The CDC has offered guidance to help people recreating in parks and
open spaces prevent the spread of infectious diseases. We ask the public
to be our partner in recreating responsibly, by following CDC and state and local
guidance, social distancing, and wearing a face covering when social distance
cannot be maintained.
Details and updates on park
operations will continue to be posted on our website www.nps.gov/edis or on Facebook and Instagram using our social media
handle: @ThomasEdisonNHP. Updates about NPS operations will be posted on www.nps.gov/coronavirus.