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EVENTS CALENDAR

EVENTS CALENDAR

Scroll over the calendar to see specific open times and when group tours are happening.

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Scroll over the calendar to see specific open times and when group tours are happening.

Follow us on Twitter for the most accurate update on changes and closings. 

JULY 2019: 

JULY 4TH: The Birthplace will be closed. Happy 4th of July!

JULY 13TH, 2-3PM, MG Car Club Tour: The Birthplace will remain open during this time.

JULY 23RD, 4-5PM, L&M Tours NY State Tour: The Birthplace will be closed during this time. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Please refer to this calendar for upcoming events, holidays, closings and tour delays. Please plan visits accordingly. Thank you.

Please refer to this calendar for upcoming events, holidays, closings and tour delays. Please plan visits accordingly. Thank you.

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WHERE THE AGE OF INVENTION WAS BORN

WHERE THE AGE OF INVENTION WAS BORN

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 North Edison Drive in Milan, Ohio (near Exit 118 of the Ohio Turnpike). Visit, learn about how this great man grew up and began the Age of Invention.

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.

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 North Edison Drive in Milan, Ohio (near Exit 118 of the Ohio Turnpike). Visit, learn about how this great man grew up and began the Age of Invention.

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.

BOOK A
SCHOOL OR GROUP
TOUR TODAY!

BOOK A
SCHOOL OR GROUP
TOUR TODAY!

Experience the past and create the future! Book your tour now.*

Experience the past and create the future! Book your tour now.*

Your suggested date & time are not guaranteed. Your tour must be confirmed by phone or email by Edison Birthplace staff. Requests must be made at least 2-3 weeks before your expected tour date.

The Edison Birthplace is supported solely by private donations and admission fees — no governmental funds. To help us continue to tell the many stories of the Birthplace Museum, explaining how Thomas Edison became a great inventor, and how his work can be an ongoing inspiration to young Americans, please support the museum with a donation.

DONATE NOW

The Edison Birthplace is supported solely by private donations and admission fees — no governmental funds. To help us continue to tell the many stories of the Birthplace Museum, explaining how Thomas Edison became a great inventor, and how his work can be an ongoing inspiration to young Americans, please support the museum with a donation.

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OUR MISSION

OUR MISSION

The Edison Birthplace Association, Inc. perpetuates the mission and memory of Thomas A. Edison as “an inspiration to youth” via educational outreach to new generations. It also maintains the childhood home of the great inventor as a public museum.

The Edison Birthplace Association, Inc. perpetuates the mission and memory of Thomas A. Edison as “an inspiration to youth” via educational outreach to new generations. It also maintains the childhood home of the great inventor as a public museum.

BECOME A MEMBER

BECOME A MEMBER

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MEET OUR STAFF

MEET OUR STAFF

Featuring a different employee every month. Click here to learn more.

Featuring a different employee every month. Click here to learn more.

DOWNLOADABLE

DOCUMENTS

DOWNLOADABLE

DOCUMENTS

Here you can find all sorts of different, free downloadable documents provided by the Birthplace.

Here you can find all sorts of different, free downloadable documents provided by the Birthplace.

THOMAS EDISON

BIRTHPLACE MUSEUM

GIFT SHOP

THOMAS EDISON  BIRTHPLACE MUSEUM GIFT SHOP

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Featured Gift Shop items. View them here.

How much do you know about Edison? Click here to find out and learn some amazing facts!

How much do you know about Edison? Click here to find out and learn some amazing facts!

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The Edison Birthplace does not receive local, state or federal tax monies.  We are privately funded.

The Edison Birthplace does not receive local, state or federal tax monies.  We are privately funded.

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