WEST ORANGE, NJ – Thomas Edison National Historical Park (NHP) is joining national park sites around the country in celebrating the start of National Park Week with a fee free weekend. Entrance fees will be waived for all visitors to the park on Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19, 2015. 

Locals are invited to bring their Junior Rangers on Saturday to try the new Spy for a Day program where they will sneak through the laboratory with a ranger and see if they can decode the secret hidden message. Call 973-736-0550 extension 89 for reservations.

Click HERE for information on other National Park Week programs like Edison in Pop Culture and Bigfoot: A National Parks Consumer or Concoction?

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The National Park Service encourages everyone to find their park and share their stories online at FindYourPark.com. Launched by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation, Find Your Park is a public awareness and education campaign celebrating the milestone centennial anniversary of the National Park Service in 2016 and setting the stage for its second century of service.

Thomas Edison NHP will be offering additional fee free days throughout 2015 including September 26—National Public Lands Day; and November 11—Veterans Day. 

Visitors wanting to visit Thomas Edison’s home, Glenmont, must first obtain a car pass and tour tickets from the Laboratory Complex Visitor Center at 211 Main Street. Tour tickets for Glenmont are limited and are only available on the day of the tour.

Thomas Edison National Historical Park is a National Park Service site dedicated to promoting an international understanding and appreciation of the life and extraordinary achievements of Thomas Alva Edison by preserving, protecting, and interpreting the Park’s extensive historic artifact and archive collections at the Edison Laboratory Complex and Glenmont, the Edison family estate. The entrance fee is $7.00. Children under age 16 are free. The Visitor Center is located at 211 Main Street in West Orange, New Jersey.  For more information or directions call 973-736-0550 ext. 11 or click HERE.