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Taft Museum of Art

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Neighborhood: Central Business District
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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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Great afternoon experience. The aretwork is impressive for the museum size and the actual building and grounds are wonderful.

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Address: 316 Pike St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone Number: 513-241-0343
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Central Business District

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