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William Howard Taft National Historic Site

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Address: 2038 Auburn Ave., Mt. Adams, Cincinnati, OH 45219
Phone Number: 513-684-3262 ext 201
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Description: Birthplace of America's 27th president, now a museum containing momentos...
Birthplace of America's 27th president, now a museum containing momentos of Taft's personal life and political career.
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This was a bit disappointing for a National Historic Site. We visited because my son idealizes Taft. The walking tour was informative. We took a taxi to the museum but THERE IS... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2014
Jeremy R
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Utah
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Utah
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This was a bit disappointing for a National Historic Site. We visited because my son idealizes Taft. The walking tour was informative. We took a taxi to the museum but THERE IS NO GOOD PUBLIC TRANSIT BACK TO DOWNTOWN. The neighborhood is not great and our walk back toward downtown would have been sketchy were we in a smaller group.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Interesting, educational, fun facts, and much much more. Your tour starts with a great film..Taft was an established attorney at 22 but that is just the beginning. He died at 63, after being Secretary of War, Ambassador, Vice President, President, more Ambassadorships and Secretary positions and at last Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. What a life. This is well... More 

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Mass
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We were able to take the guided tour of the home. Pretty neat to get the full history of Taft. Most folks know he was president and on the supreme court but this tour fills in all the gaps leading up from his childhood to his death. The house is not super remarkable but they have done a great job... More 

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Indiana
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Wife and I visited yesterday. Have wanted to visit for over 20 years to fulfill a presidential historian buff. Entrance at visitor center with a short orientation video covering Taft's life. Park Ranger Tyler was very professional knowledgeable and friendly. Tour in the house is for 3 of the downstairs rooms and the it's self guided from there. Exhibits upstairs... More 

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Friedheim, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Spent a couple hours there with the family. It is a really nice place. You could tell the park rangers loved their jobs. They really were helpful and informative.

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Cincinnati
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

This site is run by the National Park Service, and is very professionally managed. The tour starts with a 15' video about the life of Taft. There is a small exhibit and gift shop, then they give a guided tour of the house. There are a lot of stairs, so you need to be able to do some light climbing.... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We have visited many presidential homes and museums across the country. This one is a smaller more modest place. Taft lived in the home as a child. They have restored the home to match the period but aside from one desk- the furniture and home decor didn't actually belong to the family. The building was partially destroyed by a fire... More 

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Pennsylvania, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We love history. We love visiting presidents' homes. This was a nice home to see. We learned a lot. There is not a lot to see, but everything we saw was worthwhile. We were in and out in about 2 hours. It also is in an interesting neighborhood. We took a cab there, but if I had had a car... More 

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chicago
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138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Why can't we find people like Mr. Taft to lead our country instead of the hacks currently in office. He dedicated his life to public service- achieving an amazing litany of achievement. All this was laid out by a 15 minute movie and an interesting tour by an enthusiastic park ranger. Who knew Taft was the last president to have... More 

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Eagan, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

You know, you don't hear much about a President and you think they were dull. Not true with this one. He could have been on the U.S. Supreme Court when he was 33! This guy was an upstanding guy who just happen to be in politics. Wish we had a couple of him around today. Loved the tour of the... More 

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