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Milan Historical Museum

10 Edison Drive, Milan, OH
419-499-2968
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Ranked #2 of 3 attractions in Milan
Type: History Museums
Description: Nine separate buildings make up this museum complex.
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Dublin, Ohio
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74 reviews 74 reviews
28 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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60 reviews 60 reviews
25 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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Tennessee
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74 reviews 74 reviews
37 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
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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