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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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English first
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102 reviews 102 reviews
31 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
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

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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.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 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

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Marysville, Ohio
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
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

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Waynesville, Ohio, United States
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7 reviews 7 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
30 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
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
26 helpful votes 26 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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