The Edison Birthplace would love to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!
Fall Photo of the Birthplace
This photo of the Edison Birthplace was taken by Charles Mosser a few years ago. The grey office building was painted green in 2016 by PPG .

Edison Statue in Milan

Thomas Alva Edison is now permanently situated in front of the Milan Township Hall. It's a close copy of the Washington, DC statue that represents Ohio and has been sculpted by the same artist, Alan Cottrill but there are a few differences. Mr. Edison is standing on top of an Ohio Buckeye! (OH.....IO!) He also has his favorite invention, the phonograph, in his left hand, as well as his invention, the incandescent light bulb, raised in his right. Special thanks go to Milan Township Trustees on placement of the statue. Huge thanks go to Edison Birthplace Trustee, Don Gfell, who had spent years campaigning for the Washington, DC statue and arranged for this latest addition to the Milan Town Square!
We now offer joint admission pricing with our sister museum down the street in Milan, the Milan Museum!

Family pricing consists of 2 Seniors/Adults (any combination, and up to 3 children (5-17 yrs old). Tickets can be bought at either museum.
Adult $16.00
Senior $14.00
Child $10.00
Family $45.00

We are on Winter Hours:
November - March, we are 3 days a week.
closed all January.

For more information, visit our website or call the Birthplace.
Your donation makes a huge difference to our operation!
Mr. Edison is wondering how he can get get the word out to get more members and have them become annual donors. We do not ask for, or receive, federal, state or local tax money.
"My business is experimenting. Without experimenting I am nothing."
- TAE - March 1880. New York Herald.
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Edison lived in Milan for 7 years, from his birth, in 1847, until the family moved to Port Huron, Michigan, in 1854?

Learn more Frequently Asked Questions about Thomas Edison below.
A theme of the Edison Birthplace has been Inspiration to Youth, and this year we have given tours to 1089 children.
The Edison Birthplace is participating in Homes for the Holidays , a tour of beautiful and historic Milan homes.

When: Saturday, December 1, 2018
Time: 1:00-6:00 PM

Proceeds will benefit the Milan-Berlin Libraries.
This consists of a walkthrough of the Edison Birthplace, not a full 45 minute tour.

Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 day of tour.

For more details and how to buy tickets, visit their Facebook page .
Visit our NEW, re-designed website!
Our new website is desktop and mobile friendly.
Edison Birthplace - 9 North Edison Drive, P.O. Box 451, Milan, OH 44846 - 419.499.2135 -