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“Disappointed it wasn't open over Labor Day”

Thomas Edison Birthplace
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Milan
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed September 5, 2017

We came into Milan for Labor Day weekend for the Milan Melon festival. My daughter is a princess at another festival so we were in for the Queens Luncheon and parade. We decided to make it an extended trip so we could visit Thomas Edison's home and make it educational for her. We get there and they have all these people coming into town and the museum is closed for the whole holiday weekend. We were so disappointed since we made a special trip on Saturday to visit the museum.

Thank Angela H
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taedison2014, Museum Director at Thomas Edison Birthplace, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2017

I'm so sorry you found the museum closed! Both museums in town close for the festival for several reasons. One is the parking. We can't control the parking places in front of the museum during the festival, cars fill up the spaces all over town. Most of our staff are involved with the festival, directly or indirectly. If you would like to come again at another time, I can send you a free pass for the whole family, it will be good until Dec of 2018. Just email me at director@tomedison.org and I'll email you back the pass.

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"his life"
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"our tour guide"
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"his inventions"
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"knew her stuff"
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"american history"
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"wonderful guide"
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"great visit"
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Reviewed September 5, 2017

You won't spend a lot of time here but the Museum is well done. Milan is a great little town for a day trip for senior citizens or folks without very young children. Lots of little shops, antiques, a great pizza place, and good ice cream at the local drive thu. Sit and enjoy your ice cream in the town square gazebo.

1  Thank Carey S
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taedison2014, Museum Director at Thomas Edison Birthplace, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2017

Thank you so much for your positive feedback! It is a small place, but we try to give you the best tour we can. I'm glad you enjoyed the rest of Milan too!

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Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

Mary Jo, our tour guide, was very knowledgable and engaging. Interesting information and covered his lifetime and family.

1  Thank Jessica K
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Reviewed August 10, 2017

Vernon, the young guide, was very well informed and made the guided tour interesting. I learned a lot about Edison, his family, and community life at that time.

Thank Richard M
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taedison2014, Director at Thomas Edison Birthplace, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2017

Thank you so much for your positive feedback! Vern is one of our new tour guides this year and he is doing an outstanding job. Please come back and visit us again! Lois J. Wolf

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Reviewed August 4, 2017 via mobile

Great historical sight, knowledgeable and likable guides, as well as within walking distance of a second museum. Scavenger hunt to keep my 9 year old brother happy too. He got some free bubbles out of it.

Thank Austin P
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