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Taft Museum of Art

Address: 316 Pike St, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Central Business District)
Phone Number: 513-241-0343
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Ranked #13 of 64 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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 

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West Chester, Ohio
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28 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
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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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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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Chicago, Illinois
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68 attraction reviews
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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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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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8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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19 helpful votes 19 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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