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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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Pittsburg, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

After an unexpectedly great visit to nearby Fremont, we stopped here. The drive between the Hayes presidential site and the Edison home is scenic. The Edison house and shop are tiny but still worth visiting. The tour guide was informative. The garden is lovely. Read all of the historic markers. Take a look around historic Milan while you're there, particularly... More

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Waynesville, Ohio, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
28 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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