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Address: 9 N Edison Dr, Milan, OH 44846
Phone Number: +1 419-499-2135
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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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Very good place I enjoy the hotel and town the history hopefully I can bring my family to show them all the places and history

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 9, 2015
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Sacramento, California
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Sacramento, California
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

Very good place I enjoy the hotel and town the history hopefully I can bring my family to show them all the places and history

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Norwalk, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

This is a wonderful family activity and great way to spend several hours. The tour of the actual home isn't very long but very informative. The rest of the historical buildings across the street are worth taking your time to stroll through. Even the town square, which is just a couple of blocks away, is worth the time to visit.

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Milan, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

A great visit to a very interesting and historical place. Very knowledgeable staff and tour guides. Check out the museum in addition to the birthplace.

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North Ridgeville, Ohio
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Interesting and informative tour of Edison's birthplace. Guide was fun and knowledgeable. Be prepared to stand for an hour or so.

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Tampa FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Everything in the house is original. The docent made the tour outstanding with a wealth of knowledge about the who's and what's of the place. Beautifully maintained and well kept grounds. Well worth the visit

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NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

Part of history that the kids were happy to see. Edison onebof the greats. Worth stopping if you are passing by this area.

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Mansfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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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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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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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