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Thomas Edison Birthplace

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Transport yourself back in time

Charming little red brick home, in Northwest Ohio, where one of America's most famous inventor was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
El K
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Pinellas Park, Florida
Great experience

This was my second visit. We took our sons who are in their late twenties when they were 10 and 12... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2019
drdoc60
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North Canton, Ohio
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Small brick Greek revival home set in the hill above the old Milan Canal 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. Listen...more
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9 N Edison Dr, Milan, OH 44846-0451
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Charming little red brick home, in Northwest Ohio, where one of America's most famous inventor was born brings his life story to you face to face. Loaded with artifacts and history of the times in Ohio and this man's little unknown family life. More than...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed August 5, 2019

This was my second visit. We took our sons who are in their late twenties when they were 10 and 12 years old. It was great to see the house again and to hear about his family history. Our guide took us through all the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank drdoc60
taedison2014, Museum Director at Thomas Edison Birthplace, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2019

Thank you so much for your positive response! We are glad that you had a good tour! Please come back again! Lois Wolf

Reviewed July 31, 2019

Guided tour through the Edison home was fabulous! Our guide was very passionate about her job :) Her passion got and kept everybody in the group completely engaged.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Lexijet
taedison2014, Museum Director at Thomas Edison Birthplace, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2019

Dear Lexijet, thank you so much for your positive review! We're so glad that you enjoyed your tour at the Edison Birthplace! We hope you come back some time!

Reviewed July 6, 2019

Great trip just an hour away from Cleveland. You get to see where Thomas Edison was born. It is a great place to see period furniture. The guided tour is excellent. The inventions are on display. Enjoy...

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 6, 2019

What a wonderful museum. Our tour guide, Eve, was phenomenal, taking us through every room in the house, showing every object, and answering any question put forth. It is a small place, but a thorough experience, and well worth the trip.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Josh L
Reviewed July 2, 2019 via mobile

We were staying close by, and stopped by for a visit. We were greeted by Debbie, and she showed us around the office area, and demonstrated some of the artifacts placed around the room - it was interesting to see most Items still work. She...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank VillagerRick
Reviewed June 28, 2019

Beautiful and peaceful setting. Warm reception from those working there. Tour guide was well-versed in Edison history. Birthplace has many Edison family items and a number that Thomas Edison would have used himself. A number of inventions are displayed. Some were even demonstrated by the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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taedison2014, Museum Director at Thomas Edison Birthplace, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2019

JerryP, Thank you so much for your positive response to your experience at the Edison Birthplace Museum! We are honored to be able to tell the story of the great inventor, and his impact on the world. So glad you had a good time! Sincerely,...More

Reviewed June 16, 2019

I visited here with my sister and kids ranging in age from 6-10 years old. There is a guided tour that lasts about 45 minutes. We learned so much about Edison's life and his inventions. After this tour, we toured the historical area of Milan....More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 9, 2019 via mobile

We loved this impromptu stop on our way to a wedding on a Saturday morning. Debbie was absolutely amazing.

Date of experience: June 2019
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taedison2014, Museum Director at Thomas Edison Birthplace, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2019

Thank you so much for your feedback! We have a good group of guides who are really knowledgeable, I will tell Debbie that you enjoyed the tour! Sincerely, Lois Wolf

Reviewed May 18, 2019

We had a nice visit today on International Museum Day. We were told our tour was briefer than the normal tour because of this day, but we felt like we were given a lot of information about Edison, his family, the house and the Erie...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from Gary W | Reviewed this property |
About 2.5 miles.
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Melissa G
November 2, 2015|
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Response from taedison2014 | Property representative |
Hello, I'm really sorry, we've tried to answer this question several times, and it doesn't seem to show up in the answers. I really apologize for this. Our tours last approximately 1 - 1 1/4 hours. There is an initial... More
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June 17, 2015|
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Response from Ishmom | Reviewed this property |
He may be able to go in on the ground floor - but when we went, this was NOT accessible by wheelchair. The home is tiny and there is an upstairs you go up and see and also a downstairs. The stairs are very narrow, steep and... More
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