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Thomas Alva Edison, inventor of the phonograph, the
incandescent light bulb, and many other devices that make our
lives fuller and simpler, was born in Milan, Ohio, in 1847. The
Edison Birthplace Museum features a collection of rare Edisonia,
including examples of many of Edison's early inventions,
documents, and family mementos. The Birthplace is open February
through November and is located at 9 Edison Drive in Milan, Ohio
(near Exit 118 of the Ohio Turnpike).
Telephone (419) 499-2135.
The Edison Birthplace was opened by his wife Mina and his
daughter Madeleine as a tribute to the humble beginnings of a
The Edison Birthplace Museum is the only Edison site to have family involved, including great-grand children
and a great-great-great-great niece on the Board of Trustees, and a great-great-great nephew as President.
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