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Address: Milan, OH
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Tiny brick house where the inventor Thomas Edison was born.

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Fascinating!!

Who knew Thomas Edison had his hands on so much our history! I also never knew he was deaf. Great tour and the ladies that run the place are great!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 12, 2015
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Hinckley, Ohio
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Hinckley, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Who knew Thomas Edison had his hands on so much our history! I also never knew he was deaf. Great tour and the ladies that run the place are great!!

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Folsom, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Nerds and history buffs can get a fix with the investment of an hour's drive out of Cleveland. In the picturesque, quaint village of Milan (pronounced "MY-lin") is the birthplace and childhood home of Thomas Edison, inventor of the phonograph, commercial light bulb and thousands of other things for which he either held a patent or were morphed into what... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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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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140 reviews 140 reviews
33 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
60 helpful votes 60 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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