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To protect our guides and visitors, we will be pausing tourism until further notice. See full details here.

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Because of a recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Erie County and the State of Ohio, the Thomas Edison Birthplace Museum will be pausing visitations for a period, starting on Monday, July 20th, 2020. We feel this action is in the best interest of our employees and visitors. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 
 
Appointments can be made until the last tour on Sunday, July 19th, 2020. As always, please remember to wear a facial covering to protect yourself and the others around you. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us at director@tomedison.org, or give us a call at (419)-499-2135
 
During our pause, we are pivoting to the future. COVID-19 is a catalyst changing things for all of us. Tom would see that and ask, what do people want? Then he’d go and do it. We looked at the rapid uptake of Zoom and Tele-medicine, and decided we should use the pause to pivot to a better digital experience for our visitors – both here at the Birthplace with our Docents, and people anywhere who are simply curious about the young Tom Edison.
 
Check in with us as we make the pivot, Tom knew that you usually have to figure out what doesn’t work to come up with something that does, and we always appreciate feedback from our guests. Please check our website and social media for any updates. 
 
Thanks for your understanding. Soon, we hope to see you at the birthplace in person!
 
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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.

We're to be a Blue Star Museum.

Being a Blue Star Museum lets us give free admission to those currently serving in the United States military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps — and up to five family members. 

Valid through Armed Forces Day to Labor Day. Valid military ID required.

The Blue Star Museums Military Families Program has been canceled for this summer, but…GOOD NEWS:

The Edison Birthplace Museum offers free admission to individual military members, active & retired, year-around. Valid military ID required.

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WHERE WE’RE LOCATED

9 N Edison Dr.

Milan, OH 44846

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

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ALERT: MUSEUM PAUSING VISITATION ON MONDAY, JULY 20TH, 2020.

To protect our guides and visitors, we will be pausing tourism until further notice. See full details here.

Our July Re-Opening hours are:

Thursday – Saturday: 12:00PM – 5:00PM

Sunday: 1:00PM – 5:00PM

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EVENTS CALENDAR

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FEBRUARY 2019: 

February 11th:

Thomas Edison’s Birthday is today!

  • 9:15 AM-10:15AM: Harvest Temple Christian Academy Tour
  • 1:30 PM: Edison Statue Bench Dedication

February 12th:

  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM: Discovery School Tour

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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.

We’re proud to be a Blue Star Museum.

Being a Blue Star Museum lets us give free admission to those currently serving in the United States military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps — and up to five family members. 

Valid through Armed Forces Day to Labor Day. Valid military ID required.

The Blue Star Museums Military Families Program has been canceled for this summer, but…GOOD NEWS:

The Edison Birthplace Museum offers free admission to individual military members, active & retired, year-around. Valid military ID required.

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

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.

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OUR LATEST NEWSLETTER

MAY 2020 NEWSLETTER

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Archived Newsletters can be viewed here.

WHERE WE’RE LOCATED

9 N Edison Dr.

Milan, OH 44846

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

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