Thomas Edison National Historical Park Reopens with Limited Occupancy
With the opening of these building, a park entrance fee of $15.00 will be charged to visitors aged 16 or older. Children aged 15 and under are free.
- Visitor Center (Building 1) which includes the park
orientation film and the museum store which will also re-open.
- Glenmont Greenhouse where
volunteers from the Short Hills Garden Club and park volunteers care for a
variety of exotic plants like those grown by the Edisons.
- Glenmont Garage which contains
Thomas Edison’s historic vehicles (as staffing allows)
Occupancy levels will be
enforced by staff and volunteers and signed at each building. One-way visitor
traffic flow will be instituted within the buildings, and benches and other
seating inside facilities will be removed to discourage congregating and
promote social distancing. Consistent with CDC recommendations and State of New
Jersey and Department of the Interior policy, masks must be worn inside
buildings by those visitors who are not yet fully vaccinated.
adhering to Covid-19 precautions as outlined by the CDC, we are very happy to
again welcome visitors inside our museum buildings. Our Park Rangers and Volunteers look forward
to interacting with visitors and to sharing meaningful experiences at the
Laboratory Complex and Glenmont Estate.
In addition, visitors can now use the NPS App to explore the laboratory courtyard
and learn how buildings were used by Thomas Edison and his company, as well as
explore stories about the people who worked at the laboratory,” said Tom Ross,
Superintendent of Thomas Edison NHP.