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Thomas Edison Depot Museum.

A charming small museum right by the bridge and river. Easy to find and attractive. Go through... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kristin D
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Port Huron, Michigan
Nice Museum gives good background of Thomas Edisons life

To my surprise the little museum was open, due to an special event happening nearby. I was greeted... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2019
GeorgSa
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Detroit, Michigan
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A charming small museum right by the bridge and river. Easy to find and attractive. Go through quickly or take hours.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kristin D
Reviewed 4 February 2019 via mobile

To my surprise the little museum was open, due to an special event happening nearby. I was greeted by an very friendly staff member. he offered to explain the museums artefacts. As I didn’t want to spend too much time I went on my own....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank GeorgSa
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

It is pretty, clean, and well kept, but somehow it is not engaging. There is a lot of written information and some artifacts but it felt as if they were trying to make more of Edison’s time in the area than deserved. If you follow...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank solomon5
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Thomas Edison grew up in Port Huron. Most people know of his early life here from the 1940 Mickey Rooney biopic. He really did print and sell newspapers on the train that ran between Port Huron and Detroit, also did chemistry experiments in the baggage...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank interceptpubs
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

I’ve been wanting to visit for years, finally we came to Port Huron. The museum is in a Depot and looks small, but it is packed with interesting displays and was very well done. We learned a lot about Edison, and the area. They also...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank ronna1954
Reviewed 2 August 2018

The Thomas Edison Museum is housed inside the Fort Gratiot train depot which was built in 1858. The structure is located beneath the Blue Water Bridge. The Visitors can participate in hands on displays. There is a short film to watch if you so desire....More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Lorrie C
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

This museum is right under a bridge and close to the river walk with sculptures and even near the beach at the lighthouse

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

If it wasn’t for our museum passport we would not have visited this museum. I am so thankful that we did. Dave the curator was the best. I loved the hands on attractions and just the lay out of it all. Thank you also to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Bex3975
Reviewed 16 July 2018

The museum is the actual place Thomas Edison worked during his youth. Now, being from Michigan and visiting Henry Ford Museum many times, we learned a much about Edison as an inventor; the depot with filled in everything you need to know about him as...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Paul S
Reviewed 15 May 2018

Their website says they are open every day from 11 to 5, but after driving from Chicago I found the sign on the door says the Edison Depot museum is only open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 to 5. You can see some of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank RobertW2h483MD
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Thomas V
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Response from eric_avalanchediver | Reviewed this property |
Thomas Edison lived in Port Huron as a boy before he became a famous inventor. He was known to have sold papers on the train running between Port Huron and Detroit. The museum has similar rail cars on display.
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