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Milan - Edison Birthplace Museum

9 North Edison Drive

The Edison Birthplace Association, Inc., was formed to insure the permanent preservation of the birthplace. This private, non-profit organization owns and maintains the museum. The Edison Birthplace Association is run by a board of trustees that includes Robert K.L. Wheeler, President, and Laurence J. Russell, Curator.

We hope that many of our visitors feel that they would like to share in perpetuating the memory of Thomas Alva Edison by contributing to the Friends of the Edison Birthplace. All contributions are tax-deductible.


Kraig Fromwiller

Sunday, April 8, 2018
I went here yesterday with my daughter . We had a younger female guide & I must say this was definitely one the best tours of a museum I've been on. She was so descriptive and detailed it really took you back & was awesome knowing what took place there. And after the tour was over they also showed us the history of the phonographs. Amazing displays & an awesome tour guide gives this place all the stars. Thanks.. did I mention it was great? :)

Elizabeth Murphy

Sunday, April 8, 2018
As an educator, I was excited to stop here with my children as we drove from D.C. to South Bend, Indiana. I felt that it would be a great pit stop. While I thought that the museum was interesting, I was disappointed in our tour guide, Melissa. Our children are elementary-aged and the other children on the tour appeared to be around the same ages. The tour guide was extremely rude and talked at the children versus engaging them by asking them questions. My kids were excited to do the scavenger hunt and rather than being enthusiastic about it, the tour guide was in a huff about it. I thought the town of Milan and the museum were great, but the tour guides need to remember who their audience is and how to interact in a pleasant manner or they will lose customers, which are needed to keep the doors open!

Jaime Endsley

Monday, March 5, 2018
My family visited for my daughter's Ohio history fair. Learned all kinds of new things about Edison as well as how people lived during that period. We enjoyed the tour thoroughly! It's lasts about an hour. FYI-there is a resident peacock named Percy that roams the neighborhood. His story was an informative one as well :-)

Kelly Houske

Monday, April 9, 2018
The staff at Edison’s Birthplace was amazing! Audrey, our guide, was thorough and engaged the entire clan, including 4 year old Charlie! Thank you for a fun, educational family afternoon!

Pj Fish

Friday, March 30, 2018
Loved the tour. Our guide was very informative. Loved hearing the phonographs Pet peacock was cool.

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