We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Thomas Edison Birthplace

Milan, OH
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Milan
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Tiny brick house where the inventor Thomas Edison was born.
Write a Review

30 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
2 reviews
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cleveland, Ohio
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
30 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
35 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Norwalk, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pittsburg, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Marysville, Ohio
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Waynesville, Ohio, United States
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Thomas Edison Birthplace also viewed


Been to Thomas Edison Birthplace? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing