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Taft Museum of Art

316 Pike St, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Central Business District)
513-241-0343
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Ranked #14 of 63 Attractions 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...
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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.

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New Richmond, Ohio
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108 reviews 108 reviews
55 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

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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48 reviews 48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

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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Chicago, Illinois
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120 reviews 120 reviews
68 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It's an annual Christmas tradition to go to the Taft and see the antique Christmas feather trees and decorations. The Taft also has wonderful exhibits and a wonderful art collection. The gift shop and café are fabulous too.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Recommend having a docent give a tour. Ours shared interesting facts. Ate in the cafe. We had a person with some dietery restrictions. Called several days in advance and the chef made an amazing luncheon plate that was perfect. Food was very good. Service was excellent for our group of 13. Would highly recommend.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The Taft Museum of Art is one of Cincinnati's crown jewels. The art collection, brought together by Charles and Annie Taft (Half-brother and Sister-in-law of President Taft) was given to the people of Cincinnati upon their death. The collection features priceless works of European, Asian and American art, in may respects, rivaling the excellent collection at the much larger, Cincinnati... More 

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Hamilton, Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Having been to the Taft Museum a number of times, each time we visit is pure pleasure. The recent special exhibit is black and white photos of Paris from the 1940s. They are not the traditional views but are memorable in their perspective. Make sure you visit their lovely cafe for a French themed lunch and save room for dessert.... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I attended the Taft with friends on a Sunday (free). I have a greater appreciation for the legacy of the Taft family after reading Bully Pulpit by Doris Kearn Goodwin. So glad that this touchstone has been beautifully preserved in Cincinnati!

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Aberdeen, Maryland
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46 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Turned out the Taft is admission free on Sundays, but it would have been well worth the price of a ticket. And there is parking UNDER the museum--free with price of entry--so make sure you look for that. Take your time to read the many thoughtful labels. I particularly enjoyed the ones at the beginning of the museum space that... More 

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