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Thomas Edison Birthplace

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GeekHistory wrote a review Feb 2020
Dover, Delaware794 contributions190 helpful votes
From the outside Edison's home in Milan looks like a pretty small house, but it is so full of history on the inside. The guided tour through the home gives you a detailed story of the house, the people who lived their, and even a bit about the history Milan, Ohio itself. The folks that run the Thomas Edison Birthplace Museum are very passionate about telling the story of Thomas Edison and his life. As a geek history enthusiast I've wanted for years to visit Edison's home in Milan and finally was able to fit a stop into one of our road trips. So glad I did!
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Response from taedison2014, Director at Thomas Edison Birthplace
Responded Feb 24, 2020
Thank you so much for your very positive response about the Edison Birthplace. Our guides work very hard and feel honored to be able to tell the story of Thomas Edison. Please come and visit us again. Sincerely, Lois Wolf, Director
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Scott wrote a review Nov 2019
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We thought the tour would be brief, but Cindi, the tour guide had so many interesting facts and stories to share that the time (approx 2 hours) flew by. It was even more enjoyable in that it was just the two of us and Cindi, the tour guide. We felt we could take the time to ask many questions and not be rushed. She was very knowledgeable and her heart was in the presentation about Thomas Edison and the community. She took a lot of pride in sharing her hometown’s history.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Feast wrote a review Sep 2019
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A fun and unexpected stopping place for our son who really enjoys science. The tour was excellent. The guide was phenomenal, keeping both our four year old engaged and even surprising the adults, one of whom has a degree in history herself. The location may be small but don't let the size full you, the quality and quantity of artifacts is quite impressive. The Edison descents and family have done an excellent job of telling his story and keeping the love of all things Edison alive. "One might think that the money value of an invention constitutes its reward to the man who loves his work. But... I continue to find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success." Edison
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Date of experience: September 2019
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El K wrote a review Sep 2019
Pinellas Park, Florida72 contributions13 helpful votes
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 just light bulbs and phonographs, with working demonstrations, but beautiful landscape grounds. Just walking through the neighborhood can transport you back in time. Good parking can easily be found under shade trees.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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drdoc60 wrote a review Aug 2019
North Canton, Ohio104 contributions25 helpful votes
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 three floors and was very knowledgeble. I enjoyed seeing the display of Edison's inventions especially one of his light bulbs with a bamboo filament. There are pictures and many period furniture in the house. This is a must see, definitely worth the price of admission
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from taedison2014, Museum Director at Thomas Edison Birthplace
Responded Aug 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
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