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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 Gem of a museum and mansion

The Taft Mansion has world class paintings, artifacts, and murals. It is a self-guided tour and can easily be done in less than an hour. It is a real gem of a museum and is not to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The Taft Mansion has world class paintings, artifacts, and murals. It is a self-guided tour and can easily be done in less than an hour. It is a real gem of a museum and is not to be missed for any visit to Cincinnati.

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

So here we are visiting Cincinnati again and that means returning to the Taft. Loved it the first time and it never disappoints. Try to get a free parking spot at the museum itself, because street parking in the area can be a real pain. We came to catch the final days of the Altered Landscapes photographic exhibition, which notably... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The Taft has a wonderful collection assembled in a beautiful home. One of the best things about the Taft is their small travelling exhibitions which usually highlight the permanent collection. The café has good food and it is enjoyable place to eat, with places outside in fine weather. But is fill up fast. The Taft has some fine lectures and... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The art and the building are fabulous, but my visit was soured by ridiculous security. I spent a couple of hours at the museum in the morning. I had lunch plans with friends and wanted to return. The staff at the desk said that I could come back as long as I had a badge. As I was walking out,... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Although it has bee too long since my last visit, the Taft is a haven of beauty on the eastern edge of the city. This lovely home of one of Cincinnati's first families opened as an art museum in the 1930's and has some amazing old world masters. Rembrandt, Gainsborough, Corot, Turner, Duncanson murals in the front hall, all just... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Beautiful museum - extensive collection and great exhibits all housed in a beautiful old mansion. The cafe is wonderful - great for a civilized lunch before or after visiting the museum.

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Madeira, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I had forgotten what a beautiful treasure this museum is. Cincinnati is so fortunate to have been given this home and amazing collection of artwork. Even if you aren't an art fan just seeing the interior of this home is a treat. They even have a Rembrandt! Plan on visiting their wonderful gift shop and having lunch at their delicious... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

It's a great place for families looking for some culture. The entry fees are doable, and what you get for your money is the experience of a lifetime! You see beautiful works of art, from all around the world. My school, the Seven Hills Middle School, does many field trips to the Taft Museum of Art, and we collaborate with... More 

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Westport, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

House museum with a surprisingly diverse collection. The house alone is worth the visit. One Rembrandt and three by Franz Hals. Close to town, worth a 90 minute visit.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The museum offers a wonderful "Christmas of the Past" each December. Toys, decorations and ornaments from decades ago are displayed. It is interesting to see what was popular so long ago. **HINT**The museum is free on Sundays. This makes parking in the small garage difficult, but free and close parking on the street in available. For reasons I don't fully... More 

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Address: 316 Pike St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone Number: 513-241-0343
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Central Business District

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