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William Howard Taft National Historic Site

2038 Auburn Ave., Mt. Adams, Cincinnati, OH 45219
513-684-3262 ext 201
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Ranked #29 of 80 attractions in Cincinnati
Type: Historic Sites
Description: Birthplace of America's 27th president, now a museum containing momentos of Taft's personal life and political career.
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61 reviews 61 reviews
36 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

After all, you can't beat free. The park ranger and tour guide were both very friendly. While Taft wasn't necessarily the most popular president, it's wonderful to hear about his childhood, and stand in the house where he grew up. I also left seeing him in a more favorable light. The gift shop and education Center was not as extensive... More

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westchester county, ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Since Taft does not have a library this is a great place to learn about a very important and exceptionally wise President. If you a history buff..this is a MUST. our tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. It is run by the US Parks Dept and is FREE. It might not be flashy but it's very fascinating.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

The William Howard Taft Historic site visit starts out in a building beside Taft's boyhood home with a 14 minute video presentation which was very interesting. The site is run by the national park service and a ranger walked us next door to the home after the video. She took us through a few of the rooms and answered many... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

It is a nice stop and does not take too much time. The home is very well preserved with lots of exhibits on the second floor and in the Visitor Center. Taft did alot of good things I did'nt know about. Great educational site.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Since we went in the middle of the week it was just me and my husband, which was nice because we got a private tour. Our guide was knowledgeable, but it seemed like she memorized what to say in each room and what was memorized was geared towards children. I would like to feel like I'm being spoken to instead... More

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

The site is located in a busy neighborhood. The site is on the smaller side, but well worth a visit.

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Indianapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

One great thing about the Taft home is that unlike a lot of presidential sites, you don't have to drive to the middle of nowhere to see it. But I also don't think it's very well known, so you might go past it many times without even knowing it's there. And it's a national historic site! In my hometown, Indianapolis,... More

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Travelers Rest, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

The Taft NHS is one of the best presidential homes I've visited. The young lady who gave the tour of the home was extremely well versed on her subject and was friendly. The Taft home has been restored to the time when the future president lived there and the guide will happily answer questions on any exhibits not included in... More

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North Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Great site that showcases William Howard Taft's Birthplace and tells about his presidency. Small site, but guides are very knowledgeable and the house has two rooms that are decorated to that period of time. We visited because my son loves to collect the stamps and stickers of National Parks and National Historic Sites. We even got free ice cream at... More

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

I love to visit historical sites administered by the national park service. The guides are always extremely knowledgeable and tend to be great story-tellers. The sites are always kept in tip-top shape, and to top it all off, it's free. The Taft site lives up to all of the above. You'll learn about Taft, but especially about his family as... More

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