Our Hours

Regularly scheduled hours vary seasonally; as shown below.
Hours may change at any time.

Save on admission prices when you book in-advance online. Walk-up’s have an increased price.

Admission Pricing

Secure your spot for our Guided Tours by making a reservation – you can easily book online using the link below. We also accept walk-ups, which have an increased price.

Our Guided Tours of the house comprise a captivating 45-minute exploration, complemented by an insightful 15-minute office tour, so kindly set aside approximately 1 hour for your visit.

Each Guided Tour can accommodate up to 9 guests, and if you’re planning to bring a group of 10 or more, please get in touch with the museum directly to arrange your tour.

Regrettably, due to the historic construction of the Thomas Edison Birthplace Museum, we are unable to provide wheelchair access or accommodate individuals with disabilities at this time. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Make a reservation

Plan your visit to the museum hassle-free by using our Square scheduling tool below to make a reservation; rest assured, you won’t be required to make any online payments – simply settle your admission fee at the museum.

The museum is currently closed for the season. Online reservations will resume in 2024 upon re-opening. Please check back soon for more details.

The Significance of Milan, Ohio Architecture

In his formative years in Milan, young Thomas Edison found himself fascinated by the bustling activity alongside the Milan Canal, essentially his backyard. The sight of majestic Lake Erie schooners and bulky canal barges negotiating their cargos on the docks awoke a curiosity within him. He keenly observed the intricate machinery loading the agricultural yields, primarily wheat, and offloading goods embarked on a journey from New York. These goods, delivered to local merchants through the Erie Canal, painted a vivid portrait of commerce and ingenuity.

During that era, thanks to the Milan Canal on the Huron River located behind the Edison Birthplace, Milan evolved into a pivotal American shipping port. This status seeded prosperity throughout the town, evident in the grandeur of the homes that sprung up on Milan’s streets. These residences, which proudly stand even today, are a testament to the town’s flourishing past.

As you immerse yourself in the historical richness of the Edison Birthplace, take time to traverse the charming streets of Milan. Marvel at the diverse lineup of buildings showcasing an array of 19th-century architectural styles. To optimize this visual journey, consult or download our detailed PDF guide. It provides valuable insights and identifies Milan’s remarkable heritage of historic architectural styles. Let the physical structures narrate a tale of temporal transition that beautifully complements your experience at the Birthplace.

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