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Beginning March 12, 2022, Thomas A. Edison National Historical Park Visitor Center, Laboratory Complex & Glenmont Grounds will be opened Thursday to Sunday 10:00AM - 4:00PM.

The entrance fee to the Thomas A. Edison National Historical Park is $15.00 for adults 16 years of age and older; children 15 and younger are free. Credit or Debit Card only.

The entrance fee provides the visitor with a 7-day entrance permit to Thomas A. Edison National Historical Park. It is strongly suggested that visitors print their passes for Thomas A. Edison National Historical Park or save them on their mobile device prior to visiting. Connectivity onsite is limited.

Entrance Fee- $15.00 - Credit or Debit Card only.

  • Valid for seven days.
  • Only valid for visitors aged 16 or more. Ages 15 and under are free
  • Includes: Laboratory Complex and Glenmont grounds (Tickets for Glenmont: Tickets for Glenmont House Tours can be purchased ONLY on the Recreation.gov website. When booking your reservation, please remember all adults and children need tickets There is a $1/ticket non-refundable reservation fee for all Rec.gov transactions. See visitor center for details)

Audio Tour - $5.00 - Credit or Debit Card only.

  • Permits use of equipment for the day's visit
  • Includes standard audio tour, family version, and avaiable in: English, German, Japanese, and Spanish

Annual Park Pass- $45.00 - Credit or Debit Card only.

  • Valid at Thomas Edison NHP for 12 months from date of purchase
  • Permits the card holder and three adult guests entrance (16 years old and above. 15 years old and under are free)
  • Includes: Laboratory Complex and Glenmont

Digital Site Passes
Purchase your Thomas Edison National Historical Park entrance pass through Recreation.gov before your visit and avoid waits at the Visitor Center! Whether you’re visiting tomorrow or months from now, you will have immediate access to your Site Pass on your phone or tablet and as an easily printable PDF sent right to your email.

The following digital park entrance passes are available on recreation.gov:

  • Thomas A. Edison National Historical Park 7-day pass ($15 - valid for pass holder only)
  • Thomas A. Edison National Historical Park Annual Pass ($45 - valid for one year from month of purchase)
  • Thomas Edison Narrated Audio Tour ($5 – Valid for 7 days)
  • Edison Narrated Audio Tour with Pass Discount ($2.50 - Valid for anyone who own one of the following passes: IA Access Pass, IA Senior Annual Pass, or IA Senior Lifetime Pass to rent an audio tour device)
  • In July 2022, Glenmont Estate Tour Tickets ($1 Reservation Fee)

Other Passes

If you wish to purchase any of the following passes, please visit the USGS store:
  • America the Beautiful Annual Pass
  • America the Beautiful Senior Pass (Annual and Lifetime)
  • America the Beautiful Access Pass

Information about the 4th Grade Pass, please visit Every Kid Outdoors.

Your Fee Dollars at Work - Check out some of the projects
*Visitor Center restrooms will be open daily from 10:00AM - 4:00PM.

America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass

In January 2007, the National Park Service joined the USDA Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, and Bureau of Reclamation in the new Interagency Pass Program. This program provides pass holders access into any federal recreation site that charges an entrance or standard amenity fee; some passes also offer discounts on other fees, such as camping. Each pass admits the pass holder and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas and pass holder plus three adults, not to exceed four adults, at per person fee areas. (Children under 16 are admitted free.)

America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass replaced the Golden Age Passport, Golden Access and Golden Eagle Passport and Golden Eagle Hologram.

All National Park Passes, Golden Eagle, Golden Eagle Hologram, Golden Access an Golden Age Passports will continue to be honored according to the provisions of the pass. Only paper Golden Age and Access Passports my be exchanged free of charge for new plastic passes.

There are 2 passes displayed.  The top one is the Lifetime Sr Pass and the lower picture is of the Annual Sr Pass
Lifetime Senior Pass

Annual Senior Pass

Lifetime Senior Pass - Yellowstone National Park/Lori Wilkinson

Annual Senior Pass

Interagency Senior Pass-

This is a picture of the 2018 annual pass
2020 The America the Beautiful-The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass

Interagency Annual Pass- $80.00
(Formerly called: Golden Eagle or National Park Pass)

This is a picture of the 2018 Interagency Pass.  There is a picture of an owl flying across the pass.
Access Pass

Interagency Access Pass- Free
(Formerly called: Golden Access)

  • A lifetime pass for citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. who have a permanent disability regardless of age.
  • Valid for entrance fees at other National Parks and several other federal agencies.
  • Permits the card holder and three other people entrance.
  • Includes: Laboratory Complex and Glenmont
This is a picture of the 2018 annual Military pass
2020 Interagency Military Pass

Interagency Annual Military Pass- Free

Free Annual Pass for U.S. Military

Image of 2020-2021 Every Kid Outdoors Pass depicting smiling children looking through binoculars
2020-2021 Fourth Grade Pass

San Diego Bay NWR, Photo Credit: Lisa Cox

4th Grader Pass –Free


NPS Fee Free



Monday, January 16, 2023

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Sunday, April 16, 2023

First Day of National Park Week

Friday, August 4, 2023

Anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act

Sunday, September 24, 2023

National Public Lands Day

Saturday, November 11, 2023

Veterans Day

*Thomas Edison National Historical Park will be closed on this day.

For more information on fee free days for other national parks click here


Last updated: November 19, 2022

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