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Thomas Edison Birthplace

Address: Milan, OH
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Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Milan
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Tiny brick house where the inventor Thomas Edison was born.
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Tiny brick house where the inventor Thomas Edison was born.
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English first
Toledo, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Thank you so much for hosting a Birthday Party for Thomas Edison. What a great field trip for on-line students. The tour guide was entertaining and informative. My granddaughter's most impressive bit of information was how the horsehair covered sofa was terrible to sit on because the hairs would poke you...LOL. No we didn't get to try it out, but... More 

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Milan, Ohio
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Visiting Thomas Edison's birthplace is great for all ages, Also in Milan is the Milan Historical Museum with seven buildings to visit, my Dad loved the blacksmith shop as he would point out things that he used while growing up and as a farmer. I enjoyed seeing the dolls, the general store and gift shop and of course the glassware.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

My husband and I went there last year and it was very fascinating! It was cheap too. The woman who gave us the tour was very nice.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

As a party of 4 we visited the museum on a very nice fall afternoon and were pleasantly surprised. Our volunteer tour guide was a real treat. She delivered a wealth of formation about the house and Thomas Edison as perhaps a stand up comedian would, loud and fast. It is amazing how little the average person knows about the... More 

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Canada
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118 reviews 118 reviews
30 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This tour is guided by volunteers and they do a very impressive job. They are walking encyclopedias. Our guy carried a cane but he still navigated the stairs up and down with the rest of us. The collection of artifacts and examples of Edison's scientific discoveries are a real attention grabber. The biggest message for us was that Thomas Edison's... More 

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Ohio
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113 reviews 113 reviews
35 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The area is historic and interesting. There is a tour available for the several historic buildings on the green as well as a tour of Thos. Edison's birthplace. It should be noted that although the family moved to Michigan when he was 7, this home has in some way always been in the family since his older sister, who lived... More 

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Norwalk, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We've lived in the area for four years and finally got around to visiting. I'm a science lover but my wife is not, she thoroughly enjoyed the history and stories even so. It is a relatively short tour, but full of good accurate historical information about the Edison family and Milan too. There are a few of Edison's many inventions... More 

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Pittsburg, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

I was in the area visiting Cedar Point Amusement park when I saw a sign for the house. It was very interesting and informative. Very glad I was able to visit while I was there.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Yes you read that right, a historical place that was very entertaining thanks to the tour guide. We decided to make this a stop off between sandusky and PA after we saw some flyers for it. The town is scenic and very quaint. After finding the place we went into the adjacent building where one has to buy tickets and... More 

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Marysville, Ohio
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99 reviews 99 reviews
25 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

I took my daughter who had just got done reading the book. It is only 10 minutes from Sandusky but overlooked due to the bigger attractions in the area. We'll worth the hour and brought the history to life for my daughter.

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