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Great History!

We had a great, detailed tour of the house and were given a good history lesson on the family. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michael B
Amazing History and Tour

We had an amazing experience touring the house. Debbie was a phenomenal tour guide who really knew... read more

Reviewed August 26, 2018
TylerThieding
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great, detailed tour of the house and were given a good history lesson on the family. The guide was patient and able to answer all questions. The price was very good and the visit was well worth the time. If you like History, stop in and check it out.

Thank Michael B
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taedison2014, Director at Thomas Edison Birthplace, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Michael B, Thank you so much for your positive review! We strive, at the Birthplace, to not only tell the personal story of Thomas Edison, but tell about his place in history, especially his creative force in the technology of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Please come and see us again! Sincerely, Lois Wolf, Director

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited 8 years ago when our oldest was an only child and very young. Two adults and one child. They were rude then and discouraged our entry. We recently returned and had 11, 7, & 5 year olds and we were turned away at the door.
I knew back then they didn’t actually want families there, and several years later they’ve emboldened that ideaology. My family does historical re-enactments, my oldest son is an active member of archaeology societies and an award winning living history actor. If any family knows museum etiquette it’s this one. Not a wise move Milan...

Thank Melissa S
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taedison2014, Director at Thomas Edison Birthplace, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Melissa, I'm very sorry you had a bad experience with us. I'm very surprised because our tour guides try to accommodate the needs of kids. If you would contact me at director@tomedison.org, I would like to talk to you further to see what happened. I apologize for any problem you had! Sincerely, Lois Wolf

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Reviewed August 26, 2018

We had an amazing experience touring the house. Debbie was a phenomenal tour guide who really knew her history. She made the experience special for us! We've always wanted to visit the museum and we were so glad we finally got the chance. The house and tour exceeded our expectations.

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Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

The 45 min tour was very informative about Thomas Edison’s life. The tour guide Debbie was great and a retired teacher so she made it interesting. The house is small and groups make it smaller to navigate but it’s worth it if you are a history buff.

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taedison2014, Director at Thomas Edison Birthplace, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2018

Thank you so much for your good review! We try hard to make an interesting and informative tour. I will tell Debbie that you enjoyed hers. Sincerely, Lois Wolf, Director

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Reviewed July 22, 2018

The Edison family turned this into a museum after Edison passed, lots of history in the building, especially of a man that made such a difference to the lives of so many.

Well worth a visit

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taedison2014, Director at Thomas Edison Birthplace, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2018

Thank you so much for your review! I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit! We who work at the Birthplace feel so honored to be close to the history of the great inventor. As Time magazine characterized him, the "Man of the Millennium". Please visit us again! Cordially, Lois Wolf, Director

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Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

The Thomas Edison Birthplace is a wonderful little gem that is very worth visiting. The home has been well restored and maintained and it has many of the original furnishings.

The staff is well versed and knowledgeable about the home, the man and the family.

It's all air-conditioned so it is a good place to go on a hot day.

The town is quaint, quiet and full of rich history.

You can buy a ticket for the home and museum alone, or buy a combo ticket that includes the Milan Historical Society which is a mini-campus of little gems of its own.

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Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

We stopped by just to break up a long drive. Boy were we surprised! Cindy was a wonderful guide. We knew quite a bit about Edison but she was able to tell us so much more. She could discuss books with us and was a lot of fun to talk with. We learned a few phrase origins and a lot about the town and small town quirks. Definitely well worth the trip!

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Reviewed July 9, 2018

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 bedroom.. It will also give you info on to where to go for more Thomas Edison history in different states. It is not federally funded gets all its support from tourism. They are a big supporter of Blue Star families and the military.

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taedison2014, Director at Thomas Edison Birthplace, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2018

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 what we call the "Parents' Bedroom" Edison did visit his home twice after he became the Great Inventor. His wife Mina and his daughter Madeleine were instrumental in opening the Birthplace home as a museum in 1947. Sincerely, Lois Wolf, Director

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Reviewed June 27, 2018

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 history. The displays including his many inventions were fascinating, especially those which still functioned. A minor added attraction was the peacock which has set up residence on the grounds. My only regrets were that the manager did not allow flash photography and that I did not come there early enough so that I could tour the Milan Historical Museum thoroughly although I got my money's worth by the combination tickets.

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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 not commercially successful. Hear the story here!)

Thank Gary W
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