Milan Museum

10 Edison Drive (off SR 113), Milan OH 44846
(419) 499-2968
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The historic Village of Milan is the birthplace of Thomas A. Edison and recognized by the National Trust as a Distinctive Destination. Visitors to the Milan Museum will learn a history rich in progress and creativity. Milestones in both history and invention are displayed in the history galleries. The new glass galleries explore European and American glass from the earliest piece in the collection of Roman glass through the works of contemporary, local artists. The Milan Museum offers a day exploring historic buildings, filled with engaging exhibits and hands-on activities. Special events and programs for the whole family all year!

Edison Birthplace

9 Edison Drive (off SR 113), Milan
(419) 499-2135
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This is the birthplace and early home of Thomas A. Edison (1847-1931), American inventor and businessman. Edison was responsible for the invention of the electric light bulb, the motion picture camera, the phonograph and many more inventions. The museum features a collection of rare early inventions, Edison documents, and family memorabilia.

While you are in the area:

For nature lovers, try these three walking trails. Edison Trail is mostly a cinder rail bed trail that generally follows an old towpath of the Milan Canal. On this trial you can cross a small bridge at the Edison Birthplace Museum. The Oxbow Trail follows the Huron River and the third is the Edison-Milan Canal Basin Trail that leads to the garden of the Edison Birthplace.

Explore the history of Milan Ohio at which includes sections on its origin, the Milan Canal, Camp Avery, Historic Homes and buildings, and much more.

For more information about Milan and the surrounding areas, we suggest this site:


Milan & Oxford Township 1920-1986 series
Milan Township 1902 series


Edison Recalls Milan Marker - Erie County Ohio Historical Society

Birthplace of Thomas A Edison Marker - Erie County Ohio Historical Society