After being closed for the last 15 months because of the pandemic, the space where inventor Thomas Edison’s ideas were brought to life is back open for visitors. The reopening of the Thomas Edison National Historical Park in West Orange includes access to the park’s visitor center and Edison’s main laboratory, otherwise known as Building 5. Park rangers say they hope people come out in droves to visit this important part of New Jersey — and national — history.
“This is just one of the most exciting days in my career period… It’s just exciting to get people back. These national parks … inspire us; they energize and they provide us with an opportunity to learn and to educate,” said Thomas Ross, the park’s superintendent.