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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 hidden treasure

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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50 reviews 50 reviews
20 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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

Great afternoon experience. The aretwork is impressive for the museum size and the actual building and grounds are wonderful.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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46 reviews 46 reviews
3 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

They were having a Western Art display during my visit. It was excellent and well staged. The balance of the museum is wonderful as well. The Taft is one of our favorites and we visit whenever possible on our short trips to Cincinnati.

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Washington state
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I wish I could have spent longer here--lots to see and appreciate between the collection and the home itself that houses the collection. However, one of the most memorable experiences for me was reading through poetry written by middle-school kids after a visit here. I don't know if it's the quality of the teachers who brought the students to the... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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200 reviews 200 reviews
53 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

My family and I went here last Sunday after my husband's birthday lunch. This place is really nice. I loved the architect of the Taft house and the history behind it. The walls are simply stunning in the house area, they are the original murals on the walls. Simply stunning. The art is beautiful as well. Mrs. Taft was an... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The Taft museum has some really cool pieces, and you can easily get through it in an hour or so. I would recommend going on Sunday because it's free, especially if you have a large group. We got there right when it opened, and it was like we had a private viewing of the place, really neat!

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Rochester Hills, Michigan, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We were walking around in Lytle Park and decided to stop in to this museum and historic home. It looks like you can get a light lunch or tea on the main floor, but we did not partake this time. Docents were friendly and well-informed.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The Taft is an exquisite little museum in downtown Cincinnati. Located on the riverfront across from a city park, perfect for a picnic, but if you're not the picnicking type the Taft offers a lovely dining option not to mention a gift shop that is not to be missed.

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Honomu, Hawaii
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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Set in the home of the brother of President Taft, this modestly sized museum has some surprising depth and breadth of art in its permanent collection. Best of the bunch were the American artists, Whistler, Remington, Cassatt. The visiting exhibition from the Santa Barbara Museum of Art made it well worth the hour drive down.

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Dayton, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Based upon reviews from this site, I decided to go to this museum after visiting the Harriet Beecher Stowe house. The lady at the front desk was very friendly and welcoming and instructed us where to go to see the exhibits. They were having a special western art exhibit when we were there, which was very enjoyable. I also enjoyed... More 

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