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Taft Museum of Art

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Address: 316 Pike St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone Number: 513-241-0343
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Description: Housed in a 175-year-old Federal building, this private art collection...
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.
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A surprising find

I found this museum literally on accident because I took a wrong turn somewhere. It was a really delightful surprise! Great collection, and a wonderfully kept museum

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

I found this museum literally on accident because I took a wrong turn somewhere. It was a really delightful surprise! Great collection, and a wonderfully kept museum

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Taft Museum is clearly a local gem in a historic building, the home of President Taft. Excellent collection and innovative exhibits. Easy parking.

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Cincinnati
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33 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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38 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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 

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Palm Harbor, FL
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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.

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United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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 

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Fairfield, Ohio
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13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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 

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West Chester, Ohio
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81 reviews 81 reviews
30 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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 

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New Richmond, Ohio
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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 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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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 

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