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Milan Historical Museum

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Address: 10 Edison Drive, Milan, OH
Phone Number: 419-499-2968
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Nine separate buildings make up this museum complex.

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Nice way to complete visit to Milan!

First stop at the Milan Historical Museum is the General Store to purchase admission stickers. The store is cute and actually has a small collection of penny candy. There are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Joyce H
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North Ridgeville, Ohio

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St Pete, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I hate to have to add a review for this but it won't let me edit this listing. They are closed the whole month of January. Huge bummer for us as were visiting family and are headed back to Florida

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North Ridgeville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

First stop at the Milan Historical Museum is the General Store to purchase admission stickers. The store is cute and actually has a small collection of penny candy. There are several buildings to visit including one that displays old carriages, farm equipment, etc and another building recreating a blacksmith workshop. The glass museum has several rooms of beautiful glass works,... More 

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Thank Joyce H
East Greenwich, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

What a wonderful and informative visit. The tour guide was full of information regarding "the inventor", Thomas Edison and his family. I never realized first of all he was nearly totally deaf due to a childhood mishap and how MANY things he invented. Well worth the visit.

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Marion
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We had a great time at the Milan Museum once we found a parking space and figured out where to get tickets. Guests pay in the general store in the northeast corner of the complex, not at the museum office which faces Edison Drive. There is a sign with an arrow saying "Your experience begins this way" and a rack... More 

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Thank Paul S
Cleveland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We came here after visiting Edison's birthplace, which is just a few steps away. In fact, one of the galleries here, the Galpin Gallery, is the former home of the doctor who delivered Edison. This is a museum complex consisting of a number of different buildings, some with docents and some without. We had our young children with us and... More 

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Thank LexiV
Port Orange
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We got to the building on Saturday about 12:50 and they open at 1pm but the person in the store allowed us to walk around and look at things which got me to buy a few items. There is 6 buildings - the first two you can walk through yourself and its all right. The other buildings are different because... More 

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Thank ljretires
Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This building houses a wide assortment of vintage items from all over the world. The couple who amassed this collection was very interesting to learn about. Tickets for all the historical buildings are available in the office on the green for a modest price. The Thomas Edison Birthplace tour tickets are not included with this package. The green and its... More 

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Thank Gail H
Dublin, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

This is definitely worth a visit for anyone interested in Ohio history. We especially enjoyed the building with canal and shipbuilding exhibits, partly because of a very pleasant and knowledgable docent. There are multiple buildings, nicely landscaped and maintained. The historical exhibits are very well done, the homes are carefully restored and maintained. The glassware exhibit was being redone while... More 

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Thank RLane_11
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Although Milan is a Mayberry full of secrets, you can still have fun at the Milan Historical Museum. It's full of awesome history especially around Thomas Edison (you know, that guy that invented a little thing called the light bulb among other things) who was born in Milan, Ohio. Best fundraiser to attend is the Milan Historical Museum's Brew-haha for... More 

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Thank cpfan1987
South Amherst, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

If you have someone who loves doll houses, this place has a beautiful large one. There's war relics, toys, clothes, and a lot of fine glassware, etc. to see here. Of course there's the Edison connection throughout as well. If you go, make sure you see the museums and houses and go to Edison's birthplace/home on the same street.

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