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Thomas Edison Birthplace

9 N Edison Dr, Milan, OH 44846
+1 419-499-2135
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Interesting Tour

We enjoyed our tour here and learned lots of interesting information. Our guide was very friendly... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2016
Judy S
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Very informative

Really enjoyed the tour of Thomas Edison birthplace the guide was full of information from Edison's... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2016
R2774SHjenniferb
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Milan, 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.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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9 N Edison Dr, Milan, OH 44846
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Reviewed 5 July 2016

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.

1  Thank Judy S
taedison2014, Director at Thomas Edison Birthplace, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2016

Thank you for your kind words. We'll work on slowing down our presentations. Please come back! Cordially, Lois Wolf

Reviewed 28 June 2016 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...More

2  Thank R2774SHjenniferb
taedison2014, Director at Thomas Edison Birthplace, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2016

Thank you for your kind words. We're glad we were able to inspire you to learn more about Thomas Edison at other Edison sites!

Reviewed 19 June 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?...More

2  Thank jimpsonseed3
taedison2014, Director at Thomas Edison Birthplace, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2016

Thank you for your very kind review! I've shown this to Eve, and in characteristic fashion, she's very modest about her abilities! Thanks for visiting!

Reviewed 9 June 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!!

2  Thank Emmy M
Reviewed 5 June 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,...More

4  Thank Ron R
Reviewed 21 May 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...More

1  Thank JenBell1969
Reviewed 17 March 2016

I really liked this place. Lots of his inventions, parts of his patrons, some things you can touch, smell, walk in. Some history and partly discovering Edison's amazing mind, and the way he worked and ran his business. But the staff! they know SO much...More

1  Thank kingservent
Reviewed 14 March 2016

I never realized the many things invented by such a smart man! Far from a boring tour, and very cool to walk the same steps as Thomas Edison.

1  Thank cookiecutter07
Reviewed 9 February 2016

The Thomas Edison birthplace home is filled with all sorts of treasures from his life, including many of his inventions. The docents are very knowledgeable about all things Edison. Worth the trip!

2  Thank Ohiopastor68
Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

Very nice guided tour of Edison's birthplace. About 1.5 hours. Very informative. Our 6 and 9 year old niece and nephew did not get bored. Allow additional time to tour Milan, OH. Village square with antique shops and restaurants. Tour cemetery about a mile out...More

Thank Raymond B
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Melissa G
2 November 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
17 June 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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