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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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Nice art, friendly staff, nice size for a quick visit

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Rochester Hills, Michigan, United States
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Rochester Hills, Michigan, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

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
3 helpful votes 3 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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
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8 helpful votes 8 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
21 helpful votes 21 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
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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
20 helpful votes 20 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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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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