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Milan Historical Museum

Address: 10 Edison Drive, Milan, OH
Phone Number: 419-499-2968
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Ranked #2 of 3 Attractions in Milan
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Nine separate buildings make up this museum complex.

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English first
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113 reviews 113 reviews
35 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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Dublin, Ohio
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88 reviews 88 reviews
32 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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South Amherst, Ohio, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Bellevue, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

When you have a thirst for history, this is a great place to visit. I think local residents would enjoy taking time to learn more about their immediate area. I know we did!

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Sylva, North Carolina
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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

We happened on Milan, Ohio enroute to Cedar Point amusement park. Other than the small village feel, the Thomas Edison hometown recognition prompted a closer look. We discovered a wonderful little shop/museum with lots of Edison and Edison-era memorabilia. The town, like many in Ohio, has charm that is unique. Also, I have found that so much of Ohio prides... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2011

This museum was recommended to me by the ladies at the Carousel Museum in nearby Sandusky, Ohio. It is located just down the street from Thomas Edison's Birthplace. In fact, one of the houses belonged to the doctor present at Edison's birth. He happened to be a collector of glass, and left his collection as the foundation of a museum's... More

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