• Welcome

  • 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.”

  • Exhibits

    • Galpin Glass

    • Sayles

    • Coulton Dolls

    • Newton Arts

    • Hoover Innovation

    • Sisty Blacksmith

    • Lockwood Smith & Co.

Hours & Pricing


Spring and Fall Hours:
March, April, May, October, November, December
Friday – Sunday 12-5pm

Summer Hours:
June, July, August, September
Tuesday – Sunday 12-5pm

Open year round for pre-registered groups. Please call the museum office at 419.499.2968 for group tour and school tour information and pricing.


Adults: $12| Seniors: $10| Children: 5-17: $8

Children 4 and under are FREE

Family Passes: $35 includes 2 Adults and up to 3 Children



Join us at one of the upcoming events at the Milan History Museum!

  • 01

    Jul, 2024

  • July Art Kit

    10 Edison Drive

    July 1 @ 12:00 pm - July 31 @ 5:00 pm

    It is a Patriotic theme for the July Art Kit! Pick up your free kit in the Lockwood, Smith, & Co.

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  • 14

    Jul, 2024

  • Arts Fest

    10 Edison Drive

    July 14 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Celebrate all things art at The Milan Museum Arts Fest on Sunday, July 14, 2024 from 12-5! Get creative with stations

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Be it timeless works of art or our beautiful location, we have nearly 60 years of experience making a moment last forever.

The grounds of The Milan Museum are unique among event spaces in the area, whether your tastes lean toward the classical architecture of the Newton Arts Building, or the dramatic outdoor courtyard, your special day promises to be one that will make history.

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