As an Ohioan, I have the delight of living near Thomas Edison’s Birthplace. In fact it’s about a 45 minute drive from where I live if get on the turnpike. And yes, I have been there and it’s pretty neat.
“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.”
Navigation for this site is in the drop down box above this information. Choose where you want to go and click go. Your options are: Birthplace Tour, History, Inventions, Patents, and FAQs.
Birthplace Tour — This section takes you room by room through Edison’s Birthplace with avid description and images.
History — Here you can learn the history of the Town of Milan, the Edison Family, and the Birthplace.
Inventions — Here you find a fabulous timeline of Edison’s inventions from 1868 all the way to 1931. Did you know that you could get rubber from a goldenrod plant? Well, if you want to learn more about that check out this section.
Patents — With well over a 1,000 patents to his name, you truly begin to realize how brilliant Thomas Edison was. Here you can see the listing of his patents in numerical order.
FAQs — I find this part of the site to be a gem — with real answers to interesting questions about Thomas Edison. I highly recommend you check this out.