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THE THOMAS EDISON BIRTHPLACE MUSEUM

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BEING OFFERED THROUGH LABOR DAY

BLUE STAR MUSEUM DISCOUNT

Armed Forces Day, May 21, 2022 through Labor Day, Sept. 5, 2022, the Edison Birthplace is a part of the Blue Star Museums program, offering free admissions to active military (including reserves) and up to 5 family members. We also have free admission all year round for individual military, active or retired, with ID. You can find the Blue Star Museums online and a map of the US that shows all participating museums.

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SEE WHY THE Thomas Edison BIRTHPLACE MUSEUM SHOULD BE YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE.

Clyde H
Clyde H
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I have visited about 1500 historic sites and have been trying to get to this one. Though 72, I am like a five-year-old when I experience something new. This one did it! Though small, the museum's sampling of Edison's inventions gave an overview of his genius. The family connections through the furnishings are an edge up on period pieces in many museums. The guide was exceptional, keeping one's attention with amazing facts about an amazing person with a vibrancy as if that was her first tour of the day.
GeekHistory
GeekHistory
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From the outside Edison's home in Milan looks like a pretty small house, but it is so full of history on the inside. The guided tour through the home gives you a detailed story of the house, the people who lived there, and even a bit about the history Milan, Ohio itself. The folks that run the Thomas Edison Birthplace Museum are very passionate about telling the story of Thomas Edison and his life. As a geek history enthusiast, I've wanted for years to visit Edison's home in Milan and finally was able to fit a stop into one of our road trips. So glad I did!
Scott
Scott
@Scottinashland
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We thought the tour would be brief, but Cindi, the tour guide had so many interesting facts and stories to share that the time (approx 2 hours) flew by. It was even more enjoyable in that it was just the two of us and Cindi, the tour guide. We felt we could take the time to ask many questions and not be rushed. She was very knowledgeable and her heart was in the presentation about Thomas Edison and the community. She took a lot of pride in sharing her hometown’s history.
Josh L
Josh L
@995joshl
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What a wonderful museum. Our tour guide, Eve, was phenomenal, taking us through every room in the house, showing every object, and answering any question put forth. It is a small place, but a thorough experience, and well worth the trip.
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WATCH THE HISTORY OF THE EDISON BIRTHPLACE​

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought hardships to many businesses around the country.
 We have created a short video for our visitors explaining a brief overview and history of the Birthplace.
 We hope you enjoy the video and we hope to see you soon.
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The Edison Birthplace does not receive local, state or federal tax monies.  We are privately funded.