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Edison Birthplace

9 North Edison Drive, Milan, Ohio 44846 USA

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Wed 10a-5p
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“featuring a collection of rare Edisonia”

Thomas Alva Edison, inventor of the phonograph, the incandescent light bulb, and many other devices that make our lives fuller and simpler, was born in Milan, Ohio, in 1847. The Edison Birthplace Museum features a collection of rare Edisonia, including examples of many of Edison's early inventions, documents, and family mementos. The Birthplace is open February through December and is located at 9 Edison Drive in Milan, Ohio. The Edison Birthplace was opened by his wife Mina and his daughter Madeleine as a tribute to the humble beginnings of a great man. The Edison Birthplace Museum is the only Edison site to have family involved, including great-grand children and a great-great-great-great niece on the Board of Trustees, and a great-great-great nephew as President. The Birthplace is closed on all Mondays and Easter, 4th of July, Labor Day weekend, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Regularly scheduled hours vary seasonally, as shown in the following schedule:  April & May, September & October: Tuesday - Sunday, 1pm-5pm June, July, August Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm Sundays, 1pm - 5pm (Last Tour 4:30pm) November, December, February & March Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, 1pm - 5pm January- CLOSED Also open on February 11 (Thomas Edison's Birthday)  Guided Tours  The last tour of the day begins a half hour before closing. 

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September 06, 2014

Nestled in a quaint town, this is a good stopping point. Nearby is a historic village and the Edison house is a great addition.

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September 28, 2017

This is a beautiful town and location. Check it out! FYI nothing opens until 1:00pm!

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Edison Birthplace

9 North Edison Drive
Milan, Ohio
44846 USA


Open now until 5:00 pm
  • Tue - Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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  • Wheelchair Accessible
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