Museums bring history alive, like a skeleton found underneath your house. Dig up the past with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $8 for admission for two ($14 value)
- $15 for admission for four ($28 value)
- $20 for admission for six ($42 value)
Edison Birthplace Museum
A prodigy in his own right, Thomas Alva Edison's inventions changed the trajectory of technology before electronics were even a thing. The Edison Birthplace Museum celebrates Edison's life and his contributions to modern society with a collection of memorabilia. Opened by his wife and daughter, the home has been restored and refurnished to appear as it did in 1847, the year Thomas Edison was born.
The Building: Samuel O. Edison built the three-story brick house for his wife and family in 1842.
Eye Catcher: The room Edison was born in features intricate wallpaper, a white washbasin, and a period-accurate rope bed and handmade coverlet dating to the 1840s.
Don't Miss: The master bedroom's pine furniture set, one of the few original pieces, belonged to Edison's sister. The bedroom's closets hold clothing that used to grace the shoulders of Edison and his wife.
Hidden Gem: Behind the parlor, a trove of "Edisonia" includes family photos and a collection of his many inventions, such as a phonograph, a stock ticker, and a talking doll.
Bring Something Home: The gift shop stocks books about the inventor and his life, for both kids and grownups, as well as CDs of music recorded using Edison's electrical technique.
100% of 34 customers recommend
“Guide was very knowledgeable ”
“It's a lot of great information! Kid friendly ”
“If you have any handicapped they will allow you to carry chairs from room to room so they can set. two sets of stairs and no wheelchairs allowed in the home. Guide...”
“If you have any handicapped they will allow you to carry chairs from room to room so they can set. two sets of stairs and no wheelchairs allowed in the home. Guide was very knowledgeable tour is more than worth the money a great piece of Americana”