THE MILAN MUSEUM The Milan Museum offers visitors a day exploring historic
buildings, beautiful grounds, and engaging exhibits!
Slide September Hours Friday, Saturday, Sunday
12 - 5pm
Please call the museum office at 419.499.2968 for
for group tours and school tour information.
Slide Dale Chihuly Visit the Glass Galleries to view works of art
from glass artists including Dominick Labino
and Dale Chihuly!
Slide Edison Gallery Thomas A. Edison was born in Milan on February 11, 1847.
Visit the Edison Gallery to discover some Edison's most
famous inventions.
The Milan Museum and Milan Township Fire Department have teamed up during Fire Safety Week
for the new Great Bowls of Chili Cook-Off! Join us on Thursday, October 8th from 5-7pm
for a heated chili cook-off and FREE activities!
  • 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!

  • 03

    Mar, 2023

  • Materia Medica

    10 Edison Drive

    March 3 @ 12:00 pm - December 18 @ 5:00 pm

    The new temporary exhibit, Materia Medica showcases the evolution of medicine in the Fire Lands. Artifacts, historical records and photographs from

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  • 11

    Jun, 2023

  • Quilted Past: Quilts From The Collection

    10 Edison Drive

    June 11 @ 12:00 pm - December 17 @ 5:00 pm

    View the new temporary exhibit Quilted Past: Quilts From The Collection June 11, 2023-December 17, 2023. Historical examples on display include

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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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