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Thomas Edison Birthplace

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Interesting stop if you're in the area

We decided to stop here on our way home from a trip to Sandusky. After stopping by the office to... read more

Reviewed July 20, 2017
ohmommy2
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Central Ohio
Pleasant Surprise

This is a nice museum that is well worth the price. Many of the furnishings are as they were when... read more

Reviewed July 15, 2017
StigJim
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Alliance, 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 July 30, 2017

Small but interesting. Inexpensive. American history of an amazing man. He was born and raised in this house. Tour guides tell you all about his life and inventions.

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Reviewed July 20, 2017

We decided to stop here on our way home from a trip to Sandusky. After stopping by the office to get our tickets, our guide walked us over to begin the tour of Edison's birthplace. Edison was born here and lived here until he was...More

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taedison2014, Director at Thomas Edison Birthplace, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2017

Thank you so much for your review of your tour......now my job will be to find which of my employees told you that not much is known about Edison's first children! Thank you for coming and for your kind words. Cordially, Lois Wolf

Reviewed July 15, 2017 via mobile

This is a nice museum that is well worth the price. Many of the furnishings are as they were when Edison lived here as a child. What isn't either had family connections or are pieces from the period. Our tour guide, a former school teacher,...More

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Reviewed July 12, 2017

The birthplace of Edison is a must see when in Mialn, Ohio. One marvels at the size of the house, and wonders how the Edisons ever lived in such a small place. Curators are very knowledgeable, too.More

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taedison2014, Director at Thomas Edison Birthplace, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2017

Thank you so much for the kind words! We who work at the Birthplace all feel honored to be able to tell the story of this great man. We know he wasn't perfect, but we know that his life and work made a real difference...More

Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

This is a must see for historian buffs, antique lovers and children of all ages. The house is deceiving from the outside as it appears very small but actually it's quite spacious inside. Kids will love to see the vintage kitchen with the antique cooking...More

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taedison2014, Director at Thomas Edison Birthplace, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2017

Thank you so much for your review! I'm very happy to know that you had a good time when you were here. Historically, Milan is full of surprises! Hope you have a good rest of your summer! Cordially, Lois Wolf

Reviewed July 9, 2017

We arrived here late in the day over the 4th of July holiday weekend. We thought this might be a good learning experience for our grandchildren and for adults as well. A less popular tourist weekend probably would have made for a better overall experience,...More

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Reviewed July 9, 2017

Edison lived in this 1-gabled house for the first 7 years of his life. Tours last 45 - 60 minutes and cost $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, $5 for kids 5-17 or $20 for a family. Admission is by tour only; check hours as...More

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Reviewed July 5, 2017

This tiny house museum introduces visitors to the human side of the great inventor. Friendly and knowledgeable docents help you get to know a man who always kept trying, through both failures and successes. A great lesson for all.

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taedison2014, Director at Thomas Edison Birthplace, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2017

Thank you so much for your very positive comments about our tour at the Birthplace. You've really captured the essence of what we hope to accomplish with the tour! Cordially, Lois Wolf

Reviewed June 26, 2017

My husband is amazed by Edison's personal story and accomplishment despite significant limitations. This little place offered a number of personal stories provided by the Edison family and history about life in the 1840-50s in Milan OH. Out tour guides were knowledgeable and engaging. They...More

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taedison2014, Director at Thomas Edison Birthplace, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2017

Thank you so much for your kind comments about your Edison Birthplace tour experience! There are many stories from Edison's life and the history of this small town that surprise visitors. I'm so glad that you had an interesting time. Cordially, Lois Wolf

Reviewed June 25, 2017

Edison lived the first 7 yrs of his life here before moving to MI. Cute little town. The tour also has a scavenger hunt for kids under 12.

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Laurie P
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Response from Gary W | Reviewed this property |
About 2.5 miles.
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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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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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