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Thomas Edison Birthplace

9 N Edison Dr, Milan, OH 44846-9321
+1 419-499-2135
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Excellent history!

The 45 min tour was very informative about Thomas Edison’s life. The tour guide Debbie was great... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Rebecca M
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Columbus, Ohio
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A great piece of history preserved.

The Edison family turned this into a museum after Edison passed, lots of history in the building... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
b747peteBUF
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Buffalo, NY
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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.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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9 N Edison Dr, Milan, OH 44846-9321
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The 45 min tour was very informative about Thomas Edison’s life. The tour guide Debbie was great and a retired teacher so she made it interesting. The house is small and groups make it smaller to navigate but it’s worth it if you are a...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Edison family turned this into a museum after Edison passed, lots of history in the building, especially of a man that made such a difference to the lives of so many. Well worth a visitMore

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taedison2014, Director at Thomas Edison Birthplace, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review! I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit! We who work at the Birthplace feel so honored to be close to the history of the great inventor. As Time magazine characterized him, the "Man of the Millennium". Please visit...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Thomas Edison Birthplace is a wonderful little gem that is very worth visiting. The home has been well restored and maintained and it has many of the original furnishings. The staff is well versed and knowledgeable about the home, the man and the family....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by just to break up a long drive. Boy were we surprised! Cindy was a wonderful guide. We knew quite a bit about Edison but she was able to tell us so much more. She could discuss books with us and was a...More

2  Thank megan r
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

A perfect place to take your family to show them part of the past. Did you know Thomas Edison made the first talking doll. Lots of history and I do believe Thomas Edison's and his wife's room may have some gentle spirits dwelling in their...More

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taedison2014, Director at Thomas Edison Birthplace, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Thank you so much for your great review! Actually, Thomas Edison and his wife did not live at the home, his parents did and he did when he was a little boy. Some of Edison's and his second wife Mina's clothing are displayed up in...More

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Reviewed 28 June 2018

The docents at the Edison Birthplace were very well informed and presented information about Thomas Edison in a concise, interesting, well informed manner so that I learned a lot about him and his family. Thomas Edison was one of the most important figures in American...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2018

We were delighted to actually hear early Edison phonographs played as part of this tour. Had many gaps in my lifelong interest in Edison's life filled in here. A lovely town and a wonderful tour! (Fun fact: Edison invented a talking doll. Unfortunately it was...More

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Reviewed 18 May 2018

We had a short amount of time before heading back to the Cleveland Airport and stopped by the Thomas Edison Birthplace Museum. Although we only had 30 minutes, Cyndi, our tour guide, gave us such a wonderful, customized tour to accommodate our schedule. This is...More

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taedison2014, Museum Director at Thomas Edison Birthplace, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2018

Thank you for your kind words. Percy is a neighborhood bird.... Sincerely, Lois Wolf

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Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

Actual phonographs,playing cylinders and thick discs of some kind are the first exhibits on the tour. The museum focuses on the Edison family history in Milan, not so much on his accomplishments elsewhere. Good tour for adults. The tour guide was entertaining and informative. Well...More

Thank Dan K
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taedison2014, Museum Director at Thomas Edison Birthplace, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2018

Thanks so much for your feedback about the museum. I hope that you came away with more than just Edison's life in Milan. His early inventing life, along with exhibits of some of his rare inventions, should have been on your tour. I hope we...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Outside, Edison's birthplace looks very small and unimposing. And we were surprised when we were offered a 45 minute tour. How could it take 45 minutes to visit such a small place? Well - the tour was excellent and we learned so much about Edison,...More

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taedison2014, Director at Thomas Edison Birthplace, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words about the museum! We are a surprise to a lot of people! Percy the Peacock is not ours....he came to the neighborhood last fall after escaping from a home a few miles away. After trying to capture...More

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Laurie P
6 July 2018|
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Response from Gary W | Reviewed this property |
About 2.5 miles.
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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
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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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