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Thomas Edison Birthplace

9 N Edison Dr, Milan, OH 44846-9321
+1 419-499-2135
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Ohio and Edison history was very interesting

My husband is amazed by Edison's personal story and accomplishment despite significant limitations... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2017
lookin4luxury
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Albany, Oregon
Guided tour for family

Edison lived the first 7 yrs of his life here before moving to MI. Cute little town. The tour... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2017
LoriLynn4
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Dublin, 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.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • 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 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

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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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Reviewed June 23, 2017

We arrived about 4pm and the two lovely ladies said we just made it for the last tour. Our tour guide was "Merida". :) Fascinating woman in her own right, she can even conduct the tour with a Scottish brogue. We brought 4 adults, a...More

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Reviewed June 23, 2017

The tour is a good one with enough detail about Edison's early years and family history. The house is interesting and filled with artifacts from the period. The tour guide was knew her stuff and also asked if there were any questions. There were enough...More

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Reviewed June 19, 2017

while visiting my brother in Vermilion Ohio we came upon this place. We decided to stop and check it out. What a great find as we all were amazed at all the information the house had inside. The staff were very kind and our tour...More

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Reviewed June 18, 2017

We took a day trip here for the tour. There were many artifacts to see and some that could be listened to and touched. Unusual for a museum.. The guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the inventor and his family.

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Reviewed June 9, 2017

what a wonderful piece of history the Thomas Edison birthplace is a must see in Milan oh our guide was very informative

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Reviewed June 5, 2017

Interesting museum exhibits, much information about Edison as a person as well as the amazing scope of his numerous inventions, which foreshadowed so much of the technology we have today. Melissa, our guide, graciously departed from some of her usual tour talk (we were the...More

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

Thank you so much for your review! I'm glad Melissa was able to give you good information about Milan! I hope you enjoyed the rest of your tour; please come back and visit us again! Lois Wolf, Director

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Reviewed May 24, 2017 via mobile

I LOVED this museum. The tour is very affordable. You are able to see artifacts from Edison's career and get a thorough history. Then go next door to tour his birthplace with MORE interesting facts and history. Would recommend this stop on any type of...More

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Reviewed May 7, 2017

Wonderful history! Our guides were very knowledgeable. It was obvious how proud they are of this historic gem in their quaint little town. Our entire group was impressed and blown away by all that we learned.

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taedison2014, Director at Thomas Edison Birthplace, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2017

Thank you so much for your wonderful comments! We're glad you had a good tour. Please come back and see us again!

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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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