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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 #28 of 85 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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Cincinnati, Ohio
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I had some family visiting and took them here (I had never been before), and we had quite an enjoyable experience. The house was interesting, and the tour guide was really enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the place as well as the history around the Taft family. The tour guide's great attitude really made the entire experience worthwhile. The only unfortunate... More

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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81 reviews 81 reviews
30 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

I can always count on the quality of a National Park Service historic site to be a pleasurable and informative experience. Taft's boyhood home was no exception.

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SouthEast U.S.
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Not the most thrilling attraction in Cincinnati, but it fit the bill for a manageable dose of history and education - and it's free, too!. The Site is located downtown, and there is a small parking lot with free parking. Free guided tours of the house are given every half hour, and even though we arrived early the desk attendant... More

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Shepherdsville, Kentucky, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

If you like Presidential History and are in the Cincinnati area, you need to put this on your agenda. The home was the Taft family home in the era of the Civil War and its aftermath. The home has been restored to look as it did when the Tafts lived there when William Howard Taft was born and his boyhood.... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

In the heart of downtown Cincinnati, this informative and free Presidential site didn't disappoint. The house itself belonged to Taft's parents and it is where he spent his childhood. It's a 19th century Empire revival that has been faithfully restored by the National Park Service. The Taft artifacts present are arranged and presented well. This is a small site and... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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242 reviews 242 reviews
99 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

The Taft Site consists of a small visitor's center and the house where he was born. There is a 15-minute video about Taft, followed by a guided tour of three rooms of the house and a self-guided tour of the rest of the house, which is set up as a museum with exhibits and Taft artifacts. All I knew about... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

I am a huge supporter of the National Park Service and feel the national parks are the key to our country with regards to tourism. I love presidential sites and although there are not a lot of original artifacts, it is still interesting to hear the history of Taft--the gentle giant of a president. Taft is perhaps not as "popular"... More

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32 helpful votes 32 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
23 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
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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192 reviews 192 reviews
70 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
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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