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‘Tis the Season

Looking for some Christmas gifts?

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Hand-Crafted Ornaments 

 

If you’re looking for a special Christmas gift this season, come to the Edison Birthplace Gift Shop for hand-painted ornaments! These are created by our employee Melissa Vartorella.

The ornaments are $10.95 + tax. 

Commemorative Coins of New Jersey 

Commemorative Coins of NJ with an Edison light bulb on one side!

The coins will sell for $3.25.

The New Biography of the Life of Edison

The NEW Biography of the Life of EDISON by the renowned biographer Edmund Morris is now available. It’s on sale for 10% off the $38.00 price, while supplies last.

Need something to do this holiday?

Visit…

Holiday Lights

at the winter homes of Thomas Edison & Henry Ford in Ft. Myers, Florida!

Holiday Lights is opening Friday, November 29th at 6PM! This event will offer visitors an impressive light show with more lights, new displays and decorations!

Check out their website for more information here.

We’re going

SOLAR

As we end the year with great memories and unforgettable blessings, we ask you to donate and help the Thomas Edison Birthplace Museum go into 2020 to continue to tell the amazing story of Thomas Alva Edison.

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

Follow us on Twitter for the most accurate update on changes and closings. 

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

REMEMBERING

A FORMER BIRTHPLACE TRUSTEE

The Edison Birthplace Association is deeply saddened by the passing of their good friend, and former Trustee, Jennie Henry, 59. She was the President of Grower’s Mineral Solutions of Milan, Ohio and the daughter of beloved former Trustee, Jeanette Henry. She leaves her husband, Richard Bobel, son and daughter-law, Russell and Åsa Bobel and two grandchildren.

IT’S

STOCKING STUFFER

SEASON

The Thomas Edison Birthplace Museum has many stocking stuffers for this Christmas season! 

See our full Gift Shop collection here.

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 military ID required.

JOIN OUR NEWSLETTER

Receive updates on events, special opportunities and news from the Edison Birthplace.

Read our November 2019 Newsletter. Archived Newsletters can be found here.

Learn more about this amazing opportunity!

DOWNLOADABLE DOCUMENTS

Find all sorts of different, free downloadable documents provided by the Birthplace.

EDISON FAQ

How much do you know about Edison? Find out and learn some amazing facts!

learn more >

DOWNLOADABLE DOCUMENTS

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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MEET OUR BOARD

Featuring a different Board Member every month.

MEET OUR BOARD

Featuring a different employee every month.

COMING SOON!

WE'RE GOING

SOLAR

“I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy! I hope we don’t have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that.”

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

Follow us on Twitter for the most accurate update on changes and closings. 

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

PAIR YOUR MEMBERSHIP WITH SOMETHING SECURE.

Get a Digital Pass with any new or active membership. Digital Passes work with both iOS and Android devices. 

QUESTIONS?

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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look no further.

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 military ID required.

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.

OUR MISSION

Featuring a different employee every month.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

DONATE TODAY

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.

JOIN OUR NEWSLETTER

Receive updates on events, special opportunities and news from the Edison Birthplace.

OUR LATEST NEWSLETTER

OCTOBER 2019 NEWSLETTER

read now >

Archived Newsletters can be viewed here.

Learn more about this amazing opportunity!

DOWNLOADABLE DOCUMENTS

Find all sorts of different, free downloadable documents provided by the Birthplace.

EDISON FAQ

How much do you know about Edison? Find out and learn some amazing facts!

learn more >

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.

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

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA

REMEMBERING

A FORMER BIRTHPLACE TRUSTEE

The Edison Birthplace Association is deeply saddened by the passing of their good friend, and former Trustee, Jennie Henry, 59. She was the President of Grower’s Mineral Solutions of Milan, Ohio and the daughter of beloved former Trustee, Jeanette Henry. She leaves her husband, Richard Bobel, son and daughter-law, Russell and Åsa Bobel and two grandchildren.

EVENTS CALENDAR

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

Follow us on Twitter for the most accurate update on changes and closings. 

DECEMBER 2019: 

No events that effect business hours.

December 25th, 2019: MERRY CHRISTMAS! 

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

 MEMBERSHIPS FOR EVERYONE. GO AHEAD, TAKE YOUR PICK.

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ALREADY HAVE A MEMBERSHIP?

We now offer digital membership passes! Find out more information here.

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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TOUR TODAY!*

EXPERIENCE THE PAST AND CREATE THE FUTURE!

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We’re proud to be a Blue Star Museum.

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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 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.

DONATE NOW

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.

REVIEW

“I love this museum and learn something new everytime I go.”

– User on Facebook

Learn more about this amazing opportunity!

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MEET OUR STAFF

Featuring a different employee every month.

learn more >

DOWNLOADABLE DOCUMENTS

Find all sorts of different, free downloadable documents provided by the Birthplace.

explore now >

THOMAS EDISON BIRTHPLACE MUSEUM GIFT SHOP

Featured Gift Shop items.

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JOIN OUR NEWSLETTER

Receive updates on events, special opportunities and news from the Edison Birthplace.

join now >

OUR LATEST NEWSLETTER

NOVEMBER 2019 NEWSLETTER

read now >

Archived Newsletters can be viewed here.

EDISON FAQ

How much do you know about Edison? Find out and learn some amazing facts!

learn more >

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.

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA