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Excellent small museum devoted to Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison grew up in Port Huron. Most people know of his early life here from the 1940 Mickey... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2018
interceptpubs
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Columbus, Indiana
Wonderful museum

I’ve been wanting to visit for years, finally we came to Port Huron. The museum is in a Depot and... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2018
ronna1954
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Bowling Green, Ohio
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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

It is pretty, clean, and well kept, but somehow it is not engaging. There is a lot of written information and some artifacts but it felt as if they were trying to make more of Edison’s time in the area than deserved. If you follow...More

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Reviewed 21 August 2018

Thomas Edison grew up in Port Huron. Most people know of his early life here from the 1940 Mickey Rooney biopic. He really did print and sell newspapers on the train that ran between Port Huron and Detroit, also did chemistry experiments in the baggage...More

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Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

I’ve been wanting to visit for years, finally we came to Port Huron. The museum is in a Depot and looks small, but it is packed with interesting displays and was very well done. We learned a lot about Edison, and the area. They also...More

1  Thank ronna1954
Reviewed 2 August 2018

The Thomas Edison Museum is housed inside the Fort Gratiot train depot which was built in 1858. The structure is located beneath the Blue Water Bridge. The Visitors can participate in hands on displays. There is a short film to watch if you so desire....More

2  Thank Lorrie C
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

This museum is right under a bridge and close to the river walk with sculptures and even near the beach at the lighthouse

Thank Colleen C
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

If it wasn’t for our museum passport we would not have visited this museum. I am so thankful that we did. Dave the curator was the best. I loved the hands on attractions and just the lay out of it all. Thank you also to...More

1  Thank Bex3975
Reviewed 16 July 2018

The museum is the actual place Thomas Edison worked during his youth. Now, being from Michigan and visiting Henry Ford Museum many times, we learned a much about Edison as an inventor; the depot with filled in everything you need to know about him as...More

1  Thank Paul S
Reviewed 15 May 2018

Their website says they are open every day from 11 to 5, but after driving from Chicago I found the sign on the door says the Edison Depot museum is only open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 to 5. You can see some of...More

2  Thank Robert W
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

I happened to have some time on my hands when visiting Port Huron, and then I heard about this museum. It’s small, and somewhat dated, but it contains a wealth of knowledge about Thomas Edison. A visit rewards you with information about railroads and Edison....More

2  Thank Buckeye_boy_614
Reviewed 25 January 2018

nice place to visit , near the water and board walk, cool things inside, small gift shop , real nice people

1  Thank John L
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Response from Eric P | Reviewed this property |
Thomas Edison lived in Port Huron as a boy before he became a famous inventor. He was known to have sold papers on the train running between Port Huron and Detroit. The museum has similar rail cars on display.
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