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Thomas Edison Birthplace

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Our family visited Milan after a quick trip to nearby Kalahari Water Park. This little town is... read more

Reviewed March 26, 2017
Meghan529
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Edison's Birthplace

a MUST SEE if you are ever in Milan, Ohio - its were inventions all started! Very well kept and... read more

Reviewed January 27, 2017
moondoger2
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Norwalk, 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 March 26, 2017 via mobile

Our family visited Milan after a quick trip to nearby Kalahari Water Park. This little town is awfully cute! The nearby office had a few little souvenirs and a cool collection of phonographs and other Edison inventions. After purchasing tickets and receiving an introduction, we...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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taedison2014, Director at Thomas Edison Birthplace, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2017

Dear Meghan529, We are so glad you had a good experience at the Edison Birthplace Museum! We are small, but tell the story of the great inventor who shaped the technology of the 20th century! Thanks for coming, please visit us again!

Reviewed January 27, 2017

a MUST SEE if you are ever in Milan, Ohio - its were inventions all started! Very well kept and very affordable. Very knowledgeable tour guides!

Date of experience: January 2017
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taedison2014, Director at Thomas Edison Birthplace, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2017

Thanks so much for your review! I hope you will visit us again! Best, Lois Wolf, Director

Reviewed November 16, 2016

We enjoyed this little museum - it is small but, if you are a history lover, then that won't matter to you at all. The office and house are full of photos, artifacts, etc...The tour starts in the office next to the birthplace where they...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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taedison2014, Director at Thomas Edison Birthplace, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2017

Thanks so much for your review this last November. You captured us perfectly! Please come back and see us again! Lois Wolf, Director

Reviewed September 27, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this historic home. The house was built in 1841, by Thomas Edison's father, Samuel Edison. Thomas Edison himself was born in a back bedroom of this house in 1847. His father worked on a close by canal, the remnants...More

Date of experience: October 2015
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taedison2014, Director at Thomas Edison Birthplace, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2017

What a great synopsis of our tour! Thank you so much! Come back and see Milan and the Birthplace again some time! Cordially, Lois Wolf, Director

Reviewed September 23, 2016

We were visiting Sandusky during the off-season. We managed to hit this site during its open hours. We had a wonderful guide who was very knowledgeable.

Date of experience: September 2016
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taedison2014, Director at Thomas Edison Birthplace, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2017

Thanks so much for your review! Please come back and see us again! Cordially, Lois Wolf, Director

Reviewed August 13, 2016

Stopped by here recently after returning from Canada. I was the only one on my tour. The guide was very knowledgeable about Edison and his family. The house is well maintained and has some interesting artifacts.More

Date of experience: August 2016
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taedison2014, Director at Thomas Edison Birthplace, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2016

Thank you for your review! We've just had a big program in partnership with PPG paints through their Colorful Communities program and the outside of the Welcome Center and two rooms on the interior of the Birthplace have been repainted. In addition, the PPG Foundation...More

Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

Was nice to pull off for 30 minutes to drive by the house. It was a beautiful day but on Monday everything was closed. Took some picture around and read the history. Beautiful homes around. This is a place were it does take you back...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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taedison2014, Director at Thomas Edison Birthplace, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2016

Thanks for your review! I'm sorry we weren't open. Come back for a tour sometime. Call us at 419-499-2135 and you will hear when we're open for the month. Cordially, Lois Wolf, Director

Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

Just happened upon this place while heading to Sandusky. It was closed but when we got there, but everyone wanted to comeback our next time in the area.

Date of experience: August 2016
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taedison2014, Director at Thomas Edison Birthplace, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2016

Thanks for your comments! Please come back when we're open! Call our phone no. and you'll hear all the information about the Birthplace for the month.

Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

We had a good time touring the birthplace of Thomas Edison. The guides were kind and helpful. Took a 12 year old. Perfect length.

Date of experience: August 2016
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taedison2014, Director at Thomas Edison Birthplace, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2016

Thank you for your kind remarks! Glad you had a good time!

Reviewed August 5, 2016

My family really enjoyed our tour! This is a very interesting and informative guided tour. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about Mr. Edison and his family and answered all questions asked. The tour guide takes you through each room in the house lasting about...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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taedison2014, Director at Thomas Edison Birthplace, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2016

Thanks for your kind words! We are always happy to have feedback. glad you enjoyed your tour!

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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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