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Edison Homestead

Edison Homestead Thomas Edison’s great-grandparents fled to Canada after the American Revolution because they sided with the British. Samuel Edison, Thomas Edison’s grandfather build this house, originally part of a 20 acre farm, about 1816 near the village of Vienna, Ontario, Canada. The house was built using post and beam construction, the first clapboard house in the area. Additions where made about 1860. While visiting his grandparents here in the 1850’s, young Tom learned to fish and often swam in the nearby Otter River.

The home was moved to Greenfield Village in 1933 and is now open to the public.
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