To the Milan Museum!

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. Explore the rise of the Milan Canal through the genius of Thomas Edison! 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!

“Nurtured in this little village of Milan, was that inquisitive young Thomas ‘Al’ Edison whose discoveries probably made the greatest impact on the world of any inventor in history.”


February – May
Friday – Sunday 1-5 pm
June, July & August
Tuesday – Saturday 10 am-5 pm
Sunday 1-5 pm – Closed Mondays, Fourth of July and Labor Day Weekend
September – December
Friday – Sunday 1-5 pm



Adults $9 Seniors $8 Children 5-17: $5 Children 4 and under are FREE Family Passes: $25 includes 2 Adults and up to 3 Children


January 1st, 1970
Starts at 12:00 am






Gingerbread Workshop

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  • Published October 22, 2018
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The Milan Museum will be hosting its annual Gingerbread House Workshop on Saturday, December 1, 2018 AND Sunday, December 2, 2018 in the Lockwood, Smith & Co. General Store.

Sessions run 90 minutes long and start at 10 AM, 12:00 PM, and 2:30 PM.

Each kit is made to order and registration is required by THURSDAY,NOVEMBER 29, 2018. Spots fill fast so call 419-499-2968 today!

Price: $15 per gingerbread house kit

Each entry will receive:

  • 1 Gingerbread House Kit
  • 1 Holiday Ornament
  • Unlimited Hot Cocoa and seasonal treats

Pictures with Santa

Santa Claus will be at Milan Museum both days from 11 AM-12 PM and 2 PM-3 PM. Have your Christmas list ready and deliver it to Santa yourself!



Lasting Traditions: The Fashion Legacy of Queen Victoria

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  • Published October 21, 2018
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The Milan Museum temporary exhibit, Lasting Traditions: The Fashion Legacy of Queen Victoria, showcases how Queen Victoria impacted the biggest fashion trends of the century. On display throughout the museum October 31, 2018 – May 24, 2019.




Joint Ticket with Edison Birthplace Museum

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  • Published June 8, 2018
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New this year!!!! Visit both the Milan Museum and Edison Birthplace Museum for one low price! Joint tickets may be purchased at either museum!

Adults $16.00  Seniors $14.00 Family Pass $45.00

M3 Museum Pass

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  • Published March 21, 2018
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With the M3 Pass, the entire family gains admission to 3 popular museum for a total of only $45 – a great value for families. Visit the Merry-Go-Round Museum, Sandusky Maritime Museum and Milan Museum with one pass. Available for purchase in the Milan Museum Gift Shop.

Victorian Tea and Hot Cocoa

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  • Published March 20, 2018
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On Saturday, January 19, 2019 come and experience a Victorian Tea Party!

A high tea featuring light fare will be served in the Welcome Center at 3:00 pm. Registration is required and the $15.00 fee includes a souvenir tea cup. Call 419.499.2968 to register today!

Deadline to register: Thursday, January 17, 2019.




History Happy Hour: Spring Brides

  • By Museum Director
  • Published March 19, 2018
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Stop in for the series History Happy Hour: Spring Brides hosted by the Milan Museum and taking place on Wednesday, March 21, 2019 5:00 pm at The Milan Wine Post!  Join us for an evening filled with a bit of history and a splash of wine! No reservations necessary, wine and other beverages will be available for purchase. The discussion topic will be Victorian Wedding Traditions.


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