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Thomas Edison Birthplace

9 N Edison Dr, Milan, OH 44846-9321
+1 419-499-2135
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Step back in the past.

A perfect place to take your family to show them part of the past. Did you know Thomas Edison made... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Subarashii
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FT WORTH, TX
Tour of Thomas Edison's Birthplace in Milan, Ohio

The docents at the Edison Birthplace were very well informed and presented information about Thomas... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
DavidMacko
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Solon, Ohio
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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.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“our tour guide” (11 reviews)
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9 N Edison Dr, Milan, OH 44846-9321
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A perfect place to take your family to show them part of the past. Did you know Thomas Edison made the first talking doll. Lots of history and I do believe Thomas Edison's and his wife's room may have some gentle spirits dwelling in their...More

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taedison2014, Director at Thomas Edison Birthplace, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your great review! Actually, Thomas Edison and his wife did not live at the home, his parents did and he did when he was a little boy. Some of Edison's and his second wife Mina's clothing are displayed up in...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The docents at the Edison Birthplace were very well informed and presented information about Thomas Edison in a concise, interesting, well informed manner so that I learned a lot about him and his family. Thomas Edison was one of the most important figures in American...More

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Reviewed June 3, 2018

We were delighted to actually hear early Edison phonographs played as part of this tour. Had many gaps in my lifelong interest in Edison's life filled in here. A lovely town and a wonderful tour! (Fun fact: Edison invented a talking doll. Unfortunately it was...More

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Reviewed May 18, 2018

We had a short amount of time before heading back to the Cleveland Airport and stopped by the Thomas Edison Birthplace Museum. Although we only had 30 minutes, Cyndi, our tour guide, gave us such a wonderful, customized tour to accommodate our schedule. This is...More

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taedison2014, Museum Director at Thomas Edison Birthplace, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2018

Thank you for your kind words. Percy is a neighborhood bird.... Sincerely, Lois Wolf

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Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

Actual phonographs,playing cylinders and thick discs of some kind are the first exhibits on the tour. The museum focuses on the Edison family history in Milan, not so much on his accomplishments elsewhere. Good tour for adults. The tour guide was entertaining and informative. Well...More

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taedison2014, Museum Director at Thomas Edison Birthplace, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2018

Thanks so much for your feedback about the museum. I hope that you came away with more than just Edison's life in Milan. His early inventing life, along with exhibits of some of his rare inventions, should have been on your tour. I hope we...More

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Reviewed April 16, 2018

Outside, Edison's birthplace looks very small and unimposing. And we were surprised when we were offered a 45 minute tour. How could it take 45 minutes to visit such a small place? Well - the tour was excellent and we learned so much about Edison,...More

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taedison2014, Director at Thomas Edison Birthplace, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words about the museum! We are a surprise to a lot of people! Percy the Peacock is not ours....he came to the neighborhood last fall after escaping from a home a few miles away. After trying to capture...More

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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

I really wondered whether this was a stop to make with an 18yo, two 12yos, a 9yo and 8yo...I’m SO glad we did! I made them watch a short video before hand about Edison and his life and then the tour guide ReallY brought it...More

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taedison2014, Director at Thomas Edison Birthplace, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2018

Amy C, What kind and wonderful words. My staff work hard to make the experience great for you. It is challenging to do, because we can't be a total hands-on museum. I hope you came away with an intimate portrait of the great inventor and...More

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Reviewed January 26, 2018 via mobile

Thank you Trip Advisor. There is so much history to absorb and enjoy here. A job well done by this community.

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Reviewed January 22, 2018

There is a lot of history to learn when visiting Thomas Edison Birthplace in Milan OH. A great place to learn about this famous inventor’s early years.

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Reviewed September 5, 2017

We came into Milan for Labor Day weekend for the Milan Melon festival. My daughter is a princess at another festival so we were in for the Queens Luncheon and parade. We decided to make it an extended trip so we could visit Thomas Edison's...More

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taedison2014, Museum Director at Thomas Edison Birthplace, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2017

I'm so sorry you found the museum closed! Both museums in town close for the festival for several reasons. One is the parking. We can't control the parking places in front of the museum during the festival, cars fill up the spaces all over town....More

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Laurie P
July 5, 2018|
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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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roman5mom
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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