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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 Thomas Edison Birthplace Museum has decided to offer free admission to individual military members, active & retired, year-around. Vaild 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 CLOSED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

The Thomas Edison Birthplace Museum closed on Tuesday, March 17th, 2020.

See full details here.

April 2020

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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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ALERT: MUSEUM CLOSED DUE TO The Thomas Edison Birthplace Museum will close on Tuesday, March 17th, 2020. See full details below.

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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.

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Free admission is available 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 from Armed Forces Day through Labor Day. 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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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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