Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Governor Mike Dewine announced Thursday, June 4th, 2020 that museums will be able to re-open on Wednesday, June 10th, 2020. The Thomas Edison Birthplace Museum will re-open on Thursday, July 2nd, 2020 with the following guidelines in place:

  • Face masks: All visitors must have a face mask on during the time of the visit to protect themselves, along with other visitors and employees.
  • Social Distancing: Guided Tours will now have a limit of 3 individuals to practice social distancing, although family groups who live together may have up to 8 members.
  • By-Appointment Only: To avoid congestion in the office, we have implemented a “By-Appointment Only” policy. We have launched a new booking option online as well as the option to call us.
  • Restrooms: We have closed our restrooms until further notice to decrease the spread of germs. 




1. What will happen to memberships that were unable to be used during closure?

Memberships that were purchased for 2019-20 will be valid in 2021 for the duration of months the museum was closed during this time. More details to come.

2. What if you had a scheduled tour doing the months the museum was closed?

If you had a scheduled tour during the time of closure, please get in contact with Lois Wolf at to arrange another time to visit the museum.