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Address: 9 N Edison Dr, Milan, OH 44846
Phone Number: +1 419-499-2135
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Tue - Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Tiny brick house where the inventor Thomas Edison was born.The museum...
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.
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We stopped here after spending some time in Sandusky and Lake Erie Islands. It is a great place to stop for a few hours. The staff is really knowledgeable and all are friendly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Mansfield, Ohio
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Mansfield, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We stopped here after spending some time in Sandusky and Lake Erie Islands. It is a great place to stop for a few hours. The staff is really knowledgeable and all are friendly and approachable. There are lots of artifacts that belonged to the Edison family and Thomas Edison himself. The house is in very good condition (even air conditioned)... More 

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Marion
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I thought I knew a lot about Thomas Edison (blew up a train car, operated telegraph, invented light bulb, hung with Henry Ford) but I learned a lot more from the friendly and knowledgeable guide during the tour of the home where he was born and lived in for seven years. For instance, he saved a kid's life by pushing... More 

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East Greenwich, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The Inventor's home is tucked away in the small town of Milan OH. The guide we had was supurb! To look at the house, you'd think the tour would be over in a flash, but we surprised at the amount of history packed in his home. I would recommend this on a list of great places to visit.

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Cleveland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We went here because we homeschool and our older kids are learning about Edison. He only lived in this particular house until he was 7, but the tour covered a wealth of information and contained many interesting artifacts. Our guide was very patient with all of the kids on the tour (there were a lot of them) and did a... More 

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Port Orange
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I found the people that worked their were very friendly and informative. They allowed us to get into the tour even though it was started and the tour guide took us to the beginning at the end. It's a small house but a lot of information is given out. The end part of hearing the music was nice.

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Hinckley, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 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
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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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Additional Information about Thomas Edison Birthplace

Address: 9 N Edison Dr, Milan, OH 44846
Phone Number: +1 419-499-2135
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Milan
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 5

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