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This year was a great success! Thank you for joining us. We took some pictures, which can be viewed below.

Big winners of the Percy Coloring Contest for International Museum Day. Entries and winners can be found below.

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"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."

Thomas Edison Birthplace CALENDAR

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

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May 2019

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  • Sacred Heart School Tour
  • Open
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  • Norwalk City Schools Tour
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  • Norwalk City Schools Tour
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  • Norwalk City Schools Tour
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  • Norwalk City Schools Tour
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  • International Museum Day
  • Open
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  • Vermillion Sailorway Middle School Tour w/ Milan Museum
  • Open
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  • Vermillion Sailorway Middle School Tour w/ Milan Museum
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  • Edison Elementary School Tour w/ Milan Museum
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  • Prospect School Tour
  • Open

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

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.

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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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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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  1. […] the home and remodeled it. After Thomas died his widow and their daughter established the home as The Thomas Edison Birthplace Museum. It officially opened in 1947, the centennial of his birth. However, without the love and […]

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