Edison Homestead

Summary

Thomas Edison's great-grandparents fled to Canada after the American Revolution because they had sided with the British. Edison's grandparents started a farm and built this home there. As a boy, Edison enjoyed visiting the farm, where he played in the barn, went swimming, and fished in a nearby river.

Thomas Edison's great-grandparents fled to Canada after the American Revolution because they had sided with the British. Edison's grandparents started a farm and built this home there. As a boy, Edison enjoyed visiting the farm, where he played in the barn, went swimming, and fished in a nearby river.

Artifact

House

Date Made

circa 1816

Creators

Edison, Samuel, 1767-1865 

Place of Creation

Canada, Ontario, Vienna 

Creator Notes

Originally built by Samuel Edison (Sr.) in Vienna, Ontario, Canada.

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Porches and Parlors District

Object ID

33.709.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Wood (Plant material)
Pine (Wood)
Oak (Wood)
Brick (Clay product)
Glass (Material)

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