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Thomas Edison Birthplace

9 N Edison Dr, Milan, OH 44846
+1 419-499-2135
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A "must see"

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
clarson2016
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Edison birthplace must see

There is a lot of history to learn when visiting Thomas Edison Birthplace in Milan OH. A great... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
thayer98
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Milan, Ohio
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Tiny brick house where the inventor Thomas Edison was born.The museum features a collection of rare Edisonia, examples of many of Edison's early inventions, documents, & family mementos.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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9 N Edison Dr, Milan, OH 44846
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you Trip Advisor. There is so much history to absorb and enjoy here. A job well done by this community.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a lot of history to learn when visiting Thomas Edison Birthplace in Milan OH. A great place to learn about this famous inventor’s early years.

Thank thayer98
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

We came into Milan for Labor Day weekend for the Milan Melon festival. My daughter is a princess at another festival so we were in for the Queens Luncheon and parade. We decided to make it an extended trip so we could visit Thomas Edison's...More

Thank Angela H
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taedison2014, Museum Director at Thomas Edison Birthplace, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

I'm so sorry you found the museum closed! Both museums in town close for the festival for several reasons. One is the parking. We can't control the parking places in front of the museum during the festival, cars fill up the spaces all over town....More

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

You won't spend a lot of time here but the Museum is well done. Milan is a great little town for a day trip for senior citizens or folks without very young children. Lots of little shops, antiques, a great pizza place, and good ice...More

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taedison2014, Museum Director at Thomas Edison Birthplace, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Thank you so much for your positive feedback! It is a small place, but we try to give you the best tour we can. I'm glad you enjoyed the rest of Milan too!

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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Mary Jo, our tour guide, was very knowledgable and engaging. Interesting information and covered his lifetime and family.

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Reviewed 11 August 2017

Vernon, the young guide, was very well informed and made the guided tour interesting. I learned a lot about Edison, his family, and community life at that time.

Thank Richard M
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taedison2014, Director at Thomas Edison Birthplace, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you so much for your positive feedback! Vern is one of our new tour guides this year and he is doing an outstanding job. Please come back and visit us again! Lois J. Wolf

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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Great historical sight, knowledgeable and likable guides, as well as within walking distance of a second museum. Scavenger hunt to keep my 9 year old brother happy too. He got some free bubbles out of it.

Thank Austin P
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

Small but interesting. Inexpensive. American history of an amazing man. He was born and raised in this house. Tour guides tell you all about his life and inventions.

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Reviewed 21 July 2017

We decided to stop here on our way home from a trip to Sandusky. After stopping by the office to get our tickets, our guide walked us over to begin the tour of Edison's birthplace. Edison was born here and lived here until he was...More

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taedison2014, Director at Thomas Edison Birthplace, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2017

Thank you so much for your review of your tour......now my job will be to find which of my employees told you that not much is known about Edison's first children! Thank you for coming and for your kind words. Cordially, Lois Wolf

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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

This is a nice museum that is well worth the price. Many of the furnishings are as they were when Edison lived here as a child. What isn't either had family connections or are pieces from the period. Our tour guide, a former school teacher,...More

Thank StigJim
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Melissa G
3 November 2015|
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Response from taedison2014 | Property representative |
Hello, I'm really sorry, we've tried to answer this question several times, and it doesn't seem to show up in the answers. I really apologize for this. Our tours last approximately 1 - 1 1/4 hours. There is an initial... More
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roman5mom
17 June 2015|
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Response from Ishmom | Reviewed this property |
He may be able to go in on the ground floor - but when we went, this was NOT accessible by wheelchair. The home is tiny and there is an upstairs you go up and see and also a downstairs. The stairs are very narrow, steep and... More
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