We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Taft Museum of Art

Address: 316 Pike St, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Central Business District)
Phone Number: 513-241-0343
Website
Improve this listing
86%
Ranked #18 of 193 things to do in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art museums, Museums
Owner description: Housed in a 175-year-old Federal building, this private art collection - one of the world's best...
More attraction details
Attraction details
Type: Art museums, Museums
Owner description: Housed in a 175-year-old Federal building, this private art collection - one of the world's best - includes art from around the world, from 13th-century European sculpture to ancient Chinese porcelains to 17th-century European painting.

Hotels near Taft Museum of Art

Write a Review

123 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    79
    28
    10
    3
    3
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Cincinnati
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
33 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This historic house offers lots of art, beautifully renovated and rehabbed murals, delightful window treatments, and great restaurant. Changing exhibits will keep you coming back.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
34 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This museum was founded by Anna Taft and her political husband. They collected pieces of art and porcelain from around the globe. Musical events are offered here. The first piano recital I ever attended was held here and my mom took me with her to enjoy it. The continue to offer chamber music and special events for families. The luncheon... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Palm Harbor, FL
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
23 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A gift to the City by Mr. & Mrs. Charles Phelps Taft, this museum, on the edge of Downtown, faces Lytle Park and the famous Lincoln statue. It's beautiful on the outside, but the exhibits -- both the permanent collection and the periodic special exhibits -- make the Taft and extraordinary place to visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
United States
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Went there for the "Paris, Day and Night" photography exhibition. Taft Mansion is a nice place to explore, especially with free admission on Sundays. Also saw the X-mas display and the other permanent collections on display there, some were very interesting. Could really tell some of the portraits were of lesser quality compared to other museums I have visited though.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Fairfield, Ohio
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

My wife and I went to the Taft during the week after Christmas. For those unfamiliar with the Taft, it is in a historic house where, among others, the half-brother of President William Howard Taft, lived. The family was quite wealthy and were serious collectors of art. The permanent collection is group in different rooms in the house. In addition,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
West Chester, Ohio
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
28 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The only down-side to our visit was the very large number of people visiting on Sunday, when admission is free. We visited while our daughter and son-in-law were in town, The only day we could conveniently fit into our schedule was Sunday. We got there relatively early, and it wasn't too bad when we first arrived; but, it became more... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Richmond, Ohio
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
55 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Living in Cincinnati I am embarrassed to say I have never been to the Taft museum. I heard all the commercials about the Christmas exhibit especially the Rudolph's 50th anniversary. Luckily we went on Sunday so admission was free. Parking is also free. On arrival the woman at the desk explained the layout of the museum. We went to the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Cincinnati, Ohio
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

My family recently made its annual Christmas time journey to this wonderful museum in the heart of Cincinnati. Our visit was on Sunday with the bonus of FREE admission and little or no traffic. We love the small to mid-sized rooms filled with the "great masters". Yes-the exhibits are in smaller rooms and not the large galleries found to larger... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
68 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This is both an art museum --with old masters paintings-- and a decorative arts museum in the form of the historical mansion that is the original building. Since it is December they have supplemented the regular art with a large number of displays of Christmas decorations from earlier centuries and other countries. These pieces alone were worth the trip. I... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Indianapolis, Indiana
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

I Love this museum. In my opinion, viewing exhibits from various rooms of this home made them a little more interesting. I really enjoyed the Christmas exhibits, it was a stroll in Christmases past.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Been to Taft Museum of Art? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Taft Museum of Art staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?