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  • WHAT IS IT?
  • WHAT IS IT?

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 military ID required.

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 military ID required.

  • WHAT OTHER MUSEUMS?
  • WHAT OTHER MUSEUMS?

There are over 2,000+ art, science, history, and children’s museums, zoos, nature centers, and more for active duty military and their families.

There are over 2,000+ art, science, history, and children’s museums, zoos, nature centers, and more for active duty military and their families.

  • WHAT CAN YOU DO?
  • WHAT CAN YOU DO?

Art museums and science centers can be scary places. But they don’t have to be! This, along with children’s museums, nature centers, and zoos, are all part of one large network of places that you and your family can have fun, learn new things, and build memories together. Download the Parent Tool Kit below to see what different activities you can do.

Art museums and science centers can be scary places. But they don’t have to be! This, along with children’s museums, nature centers, and zoos, are all part of one large network of places that you and your family can have fun, learn new things, and build memories together. Download the Parent Tool Kit below to see what different activities you can do.

EVENTS CALENDAR

EVENTS CALENDAR

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

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JUNE 2019:

Reimer Road Baptist Church Tour

June 21, 2019  10:00 am – 11:00 am

The House will be closed to the public during this time. The Thomas Edison Birthplace Museum invites churches to tour the Birthplace anytime. If this interests you, please contact us.

 

Fremont Summer Program Tour

June 21, 2019  1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The House will be closed to the public during this time. The Thomas Edison Birthplace Museum invites schools to tour the Birthplace anytime. If this interests you, please contact us.

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

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.

Take your summer to the next level and visit The Thomas Edison Birthplace Museum!

BOOK A
SCHOOL OR GROUP
TOUR TODAY!

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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.

DOWNLOADABLE

DOCUMENTS

DOWNLOADABLE

DOCUMENTS

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

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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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