THE THOMAS EDISON BIRTHPLACE MUSEUM
The Thomas Edison Birthplace Museum re-opened on Thursday, May 13th. Tours are by Appointment Only. Please view our COVID-19 Guidelines of what to expect when you visit the museum. We hope to see you soon!
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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.
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 Edison Birthplace Museum offers free admission to individual military members, active & retired, year-around. Valid military ID required.
Find all sorts of different, free downloadable documents provided by the Birthplace.
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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