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Thomas Edison Birthplace

Milan, OH
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Ranked #1 of 3 attractions in Milan
Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Tiny brick house where the inventor Thomas Edison was born.
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Waynesville, Ohio, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This is a wonderful place to visit especially the flower garden in the backyard. We were not able to go inside the building because it had closed for the day. Milan has an interesting history with its canal system which onced linked it to Lake Erie. It is located about 15 miles south of Sandusky and has many small shops... More

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Dublin, Ohio
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26 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

The museum itself is quite small, but there are actually a number of authentic family artifacts and it has been very nicely restored. The garden was lovely while we were there. What made this especially interesting for us was our guide, Cindi, who was very knowledgeable, clearly enthusiastic about her subject, and able to answer all of our questions. We... More

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Roseville, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

This is the house where Thomas Edison, the great inventor, was born. You can see examples of some of his groundbreaking work and some fascinating family photos. Don't miss out on walking around the area to see the beautiful historical homes that surround it. Save some $ for the gift shop....there's some really cool stuff there! Our tour guide was... More

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Medina, Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Visited here today! Pluses and minuses here. Early home, some nice furnishings, nothing 'roped' off, lovely gardens around home and in back. Our tour guide, who appeared to be a college girl, was so sing-songy that we could barely understand her pronunciations. She used the term 'you guys' in just about every sentence and was clearly baffled about certain artifacts,... More

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Bayville, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

My family and I were in Sandusky and Milan and decided to take a day and do some local sightseeing. T. Edison's Birthplace was was wonderful history surprise and well worth visiting to learn more about this great American inventor. Good for families as well as adults. Very reasonable admission charge.

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Senior Contributor
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

You get to tour Thomas Edison's birth home. It's filled with many original items. I find homes like this very interesting as you get to learn more about the person and their families. Next door in the office they have a phonograph that you get to listen to and hear how the originals sounded. Definitely worth the $7 admission fee.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013 via mobile

A small tour with original items owned by Thomas Edison and his family. They even have kept up the original wooden floor. Everyone was friendly and the guide was fun, informative, and enthusiastic.

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Pgh PA
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34 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Our family of 2 adults, 2 kids ages 10 & 7 visited May 23. We had come up from Pittsburgh to go to Kalahari and to keep our trip educational since the kids were missing school I found this little historical town (On Trip Advisor, thanks!) We took a break from the waterpark and went over in the afternoon to... More

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South Amherst, Ohio, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

You'll have to travel to Greenfield Village to see his shop, but Edison's actual birthplace is close by in Milan, along with two packed historical museums and houses on the same street to tour. This town has one of the best Christmas displays I've ever seen and they used to have a marvelous Christmas Tree lane to visit. The town... More

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Macedonia, Ohio
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

My friend and I arrived a few minutes after the museum opened and enjoyed a tour of the office area filled with unusual contraptions. Each was explaind and all of our questions were expertly answered. Our curiosity was satisfied with the professional tour of Edison's birthplace. It was as complete a tour as i could have hoped for and I... More

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