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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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Excellent tour guide

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Karen V
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Fayetteville, West Virginia
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Fayetteville, West Virginia
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Springfield
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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1 Thank ITeachBritLit
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our tour guide was what made this museum so interesting. She could answer any question you had on Thomas Edison or his family. The house had some very neat artifacts inside and it is a great place to learn. I can't say enough good things about my experience there. I will surely be back.

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Vancouver, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Though we didn't get a tour since they were closed on Mondays, we are glad we were still able to walk around the house & the gardens. Quaint town with neat homes & even visited the cemetery to see some burials from the 1700's. Worth the small trip off the freeway!

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Pulaski
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our tour here and learned lots of interesting information. Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. The only drawback was that she talked so fast at times that we could not understand what she was saying.

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Milan, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the tour of Thomas Edison birthplace the guide was full of information from Edison's own family and being there helped me learn about the boy then the man and where his life began. inspired me to take the trip to Michigan to see Greenfield village where Edison's lab and other historical sites are.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Awesome place to visit! I didn't realize that Edison was responsible for so many inventions. We'd be a third world country without his ideas!! The staff there was great and provided very educational details about Edison's life. And Eve...oh my God, how wonderful is she? Not only is she so pretty, but she does her job so well! I may... More 

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

This little museum was packed with inventions, photos, letters, and other personal information on Edison's life. Melissa the tour guide was SO knowledgeable and entertaining!!

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Wattsburg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

In light of the technology explosion of recent, inventing a light bulb appears insignificant. And, seeing the home of a lightbulb inventor may then be bland. However, Edison's real legacy is not an individual artifact or achievement but that of his insatiable appetite to learn, discover, and invent. Since these larger concepts were omitted, the home itself may be missed... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

I hadn't been here in over 14 years so it being International Museum Day was a great excuse to get refreshed. The staff were so friendly and knowledgeable. They have a small area in the office (separate building) where you can buy souvenirs in a range or prices but most are only a few dollars or less. The birthplace is... More 

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