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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.


Debbie Robb

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Stopped at this buried gem birthplace house museum in Milan Ohio. We remembered an informative visit with a great guide about thirty years ago, so we have always wanted to go back. We were not disappointed. It was great to stop again especially since we were at his residence in NJ and the reconstructed laboratory at Greenfield Village in Michigan within the last two years.

Jeremy Maugans

Friday, June 22, 2018
Actually better than expected! We were placed with a group that was in the middle of the tour. Once the tour came to the end our guide took my group through the first half. I do believe his name was Vernon but I may be mistaken. Anyhow, the young man made the tour very interesting and he was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. It was an excellent experience. We plan on visiting again and will reccomend it to friends and family.

David Marzell

Friday, May 18, 2018
I had visited Milan several times before but never visited the museum thinking it would be a tad full but this year. I ventured in. Wow, it was simply brilliant! I think it was the tour guides that did it. They know their stuff and delivered it in way that you could relate to. Not just churning out facts but telling us all the juicy gossip! I must add my guide was Melissa and the rapport we had was incredible. It must have been my quaint quiet English demeanor against her slight Scottish firery enthusiasm that did it!!!! To sum up. History with humour.

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? :)

Anirudh Dattatri

Sunday, June 3, 2018
I drove all the way from Michigan with my parents to view this museum. While the official closing time states 5 pm, when we went at 4:20 the people at the office refused to give is tickets saying that the last tour was at 4:15. It's a bummer for folks that drive from pretty far. They could have let people go by themselves - would have been good for their business and people would be more satisfied than returning empty handed.

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