Because of a recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Erie County and the State of Ohio, the Thomas Edison Birthplace Museum will be pausing visitations for a period, starting on Monday, July 20th, 2020. We feel this action is in the best interest of our employees and visitors. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 
As always, please remember to wear a facial covering to protect yourself and the others around you. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us at director@tomedison.org, or give us a call at (419)-499-2135
During our pause, we are pivoting to the future. COVID-19 is a catalyst changing things for all of us. Tom would see that and ask, what do people want? Then he’d go and do it. We looked at the rapid uptake of Zoom and Tele-medicine, and decided we should use the pause to pivot to a better digital experience for our visitors – both here at the Birthplace with our Docents, and people anywhere who are simply curious about the young Tom Edison.
Check in with us as we make the pivot, Tom knew that you usually have to figure out what doesn’t work to come up with something that does, and we always appreciate feedback from our guests. Please check our website and social media for any updates. 
Thanks for your understanding. Soon, we hope to see you at the birthplace in person!

The Thomas Edison Birthplace Museum




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 director@tomedison.org to arrange another time to visit the museum.