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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 #19 of 87 Attractions in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art 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... more » 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. « less
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Detroit, Michigan
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111 reviews 111 reviews
10 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Go on Sunday morning. Admission to the museum is free on Sunday. Have breakfast in their café. It's a delightful little spot. If you're in Cinn for the weekend, this is a nice way to spend Sunday morning before you drive home. This museum is an easy walk from all the downtown hotels.

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Augusta, GA
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216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

First of all, there is free parking under the museum, and we made the mistake of parking on the street, so park under the museum. We have North American reciprocal privileges with many art museums, so at least our entrance fee was free. There is a cafe here if you want to eat before or after. Charles Taft was the... More

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Very nice art museum. They have a real Rembrandt to view. Heavy into French artists, which is fine. The ceramics were very interesting as well.

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Clarkston, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

As the mother of two fans of BC, when I walked through the lovely cafe at the Taft Museum and saw the brunch item, Benedict Cumberbatch, how could I resist. And I was not disappointed. The eggs were perfect, the hollandaise was light, and the English muffins were fresh and tasty. The plate came with a lovely green salad and... More

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Hamilton, Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I grew up in the Greater Cincinnati area and had never been to this museum until now. The collection was beautiful but my 11 year old daughter and I particularly enjoyed the areas of the museum which were decorated (and explained via posted plaques) as the home would have been for it's period. My family and I visited on a... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Drove two hours to Cincinnati just to visit the Taft Museum. After my drive, I wanted a bite to eat in the museum restaurant before seeing the artwork. Bad Mistake!!! Although the restaurant holds itself out as "fine dining," that would be a gross (literally gross) misstatement. The staff are not trained in table service- not poorly trained; NOT trained.... More

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Dayton OH
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The Taft Museum is an elegant home transformed into a small museum of paintings, Chinese ceramics, and furniture. There is always a changing traveling exhibit. After the recent restoration of the rooms, including stunning Victorian tasseled draperies, each room came alive like never before. Perfect for an afternoon of inspiration.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Small but wonderful collection, well-displayed and well-organized. The one tour we observed was made up of school children who were excited and engaged. Unexpected bonus was an excellent cafe.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This little gem, is part of the national parks system, celebrating past president Taft.. Lots of history here celebrating of past president.. There is the main house and the visitor center.. If you have children aged 8 and above, have them do the junior ranger program.. It's a great way for them to have an active roll in their learning..

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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90 reviews 90 reviews
24 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Taft is a wonderful small museum nestled in downtown Cincinnati. The collection is strong on American artists. The Duncanson murals are amazing and I remember first seeing them when they were being restored. Christmas at the Taft is the best - just go! Check their website for free days AND they have a parking lot! Very nice cafe also.... More

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