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Thomas Edison Birthplace

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Address: 9 N Edison Dr, Milan, OH 44846
Phone Number: +1 419-499-2135
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Tiny brick house where the inventor Thomas Edison was born.The museum...

Tiny brick house 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.

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Perfect stop for history lovers

We enjoyed this little museum - it is small but, if you are a history lover, then that won't matter to you at all. The office and house are full of photos, artifacts, etc...The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
FunMom21
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed this little museum - it is small but, if you are a history lover, then that won't matter to you at all. The office and house are full of photos, artifacts, etc...The tour starts in the office next to the birthplace where they give a brief talk about Edison's main inventions and actually play music on an old... More 

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West Orange, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this historic home. The house was built in 1841, by Thomas Edison's father, Samuel Edison. Thomas Edison himself was born in a back bedroom of this house in 1847. His father worked on a close by canal, the remnants are still visible from the backyard garden. The family lived here until Thomas Edison was... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

We were visiting Sandusky during the off-season. We managed to hit this site during its open hours. We had a wonderful guide who was very knowledgeable.

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Lakeview, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

Stopped by here recently after returning from Canada. I was the only one on my tour. The guide was very knowledgeable about Edison and his family. The house is well maintained and has some interesting artifacts.

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taedison2014, Director at Thomas Edison Birthplace, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We've just had a big program in partnership with PPG paints through their Colorful Communities program and the outside of the Welcome Center and two rooms on the interior of the Birthplace have been repainted. In addition, the PPG Foundation awarded us a grant for $20,000 to create science activities for children using the inventions... More 

Warren, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

Was nice to pull off for 30 minutes to drive by the house. It was a beautiful day but on Monday everything was closed. Took some picture around and read the history. Beautiful homes around. This is a place were it does take you back in time.

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taedison2014, Director at Thomas Edison Birthplace, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! I'm sorry we weren't open. Come back for a tour sometime. Call us at 419-499-2135 and you will hear when we're open for the month. Cordially, Lois Wolf, Director More 

Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

Just happened upon this place while heading to Sandusky. It was closed but when we got there, but everyone wanted to comeback our next time in the area.

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taedison2014, Director at Thomas Edison Birthplace, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments! Please come back when we're open! Call our phone no. and you'll hear all the information about the Birthplace for the month. More 

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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

We had a good time touring the birthplace of Thomas Edison. The guides were kind and helpful. Took a 12 year old. Perfect length.

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taedison2014, Director at Thomas Edison Birthplace, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind remarks! Glad you had a good time! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

My family really enjoyed our tour! This is a very interesting and informative guided tour. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about Mr. Edison and his family and answered all questions asked. The tour guide takes you through each room in the house lasting about 5 minutes in each (about 25 minutes total) but is more than willing to answer... More 

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taedison2014, Director at Thomas Edison Birthplace, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words! We are always happy to have feedback. glad you enjoyed your tour! More 

Fayetteville, West Virginia
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

This house museum is a gem. It really captures the life of the great inventor. And, our tour guide, Debbie, was excellent. She was informative and entertaining. This is a great place to visit if you are in Northwest Ohio.

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taedison2014, Director at Thomas Edison Birthplace, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words about the Edison Birthplace Museum. Debbie is a great guide and she will be thrilled to see your words. More 

Springfield
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29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Have always wanted to visit. Excellent tour & very knowledgeable and friendly staff. Our guide was excellent. Definitely worth the time to see. Milan is a quaint town.

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taedison2014, Director at Thomas Edison Birthplace, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words! More 

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