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Thomas Edison Birthplace

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

Outside, Edison's birthplace looks very small and unimposing. And we were surprised when we were... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
JPAULWorthington_O
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WORTHINGTON, O
WOW!!!

I really wondered whether this was a stop to make with an 18yo, two 12yos, a 9yo and 8yo...I’m SO... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amy C
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Fort Hood, Texas, United States
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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%
Travellers talk about
“his life” (8 reviews)
“our tour guide” (10 reviews)
Closes in 19 min
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9 N Edison Dr, Milan, OH 44846-9321
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+1 419-499-2135
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"his life"
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"his inventions"
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"knew her stuff"
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"historical museum"
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"early years"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really wondered whether this was a stop to make with an 18yo, two 12yos, a 9yo and 8yo...I’m SO glad we did! I made them watch a short video before hand about Edison and his life and then the tour guide ReallY brought it...More

Thank Amy C
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taedison2014, Director at Thomas Edison Birthplace, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Amy C, What kind and wonderful words. My staff work hard to make the experience great for you. It is challenging to do, because we can't be a total hands-on museum. I hope you came away with an intimate portrait of the great inventor and...More

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Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

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

Thank clarson2016
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

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.

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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 5 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.

Thank SweetFamilyFun
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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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