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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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Interesting NPS Site

Found out about this location when reading the National Park Service website and we decided to make a stop as part of our trip. As others have said, there is not much parking... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This Historic stie is ran by the NPS and is free. I left with a much greater respect for Taft's years service to the American people and beyond. His story of wanting to Chief Justice more than the President is amazing. I feel that this site pays great respect to the to the only man to hold both Chief justice... More 

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Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Found out about this location when reading the National Park Service website and we decided to make a stop as part of our trip. As others have said, there is not much parking (around 6 spots) however there was only one other car in the lot when we arrived so this was not an issue. We went into the visitor... More 

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Findlay, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We got there right when they opened and were given a private-ish tour of just the two of us and an employee. I didn't know much about Taft before coming and left feeling much more knowledgable about him. He and his family are very interesting. We enjoyed the fireplace with the hand painted tiles. Parking is kind of limited. They... More 

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Boardman, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

A visit to the Taft birthplace starts at the very small visitor center which has a few exhibits and a small gift shop. The house itself includes a guided tour of the first floor rooms and a short video about Taft's life. The second floor of the house has very thorough exhibits about both the Taft family and his career... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I didn't know much about Taft but after visiting this site I have a much greater appreciation for his presidency. It's free and there is a 15 minute video followed by a short guided tour of the first floor of the home. You are then left to view the displays on the second floor. These take you through Taft's early... More 

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Park Ridge, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I was glad we stopped here for a bit of local and national history on Taft, our 27th President. We got a personal and informative tour from a US Park Ranger, just for the two of us, and he was glad to do this as there do not appear to have big crowds frequenting this site. The visit also affords... More 

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Hernando, Fl
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

Stopped at the last minute, glad we did. Tour guide was informative and helpful. Quite an interesting family. Too bad Taft doesn't get the " respect" other presidents do. but, someone, the NPS? needs,to improve the signage in order to FIND this place. And how about fixing the air conditioning in the Education Center. I felt bad for the staff.

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Baytown, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

My wife and two little kids visited here and I was pleasantly surprised. I wasn't expecting anything great and it certainly wasn't the best thing I've seen in my life, but it was definitely worth the visit. The site provided a great background on President Taft, who is often under-appreciated. The house was well-maintained and the tour guide did an... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Very thankful they were able to purchase and restore this historic site. We began at the visitor center and were escorted over to the house for a tour. We started by watching a short movie and were then lead into the front foyer. Thanks for William's grandfather, they were able to restore it back to the best of their ability... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

William H Taft followed Teddy Roosevelt as president and preceded Woodrow Wilson. He was a very talented man and a dedicated public servant. This is where he spent his childhood. You will learn about the man, his life and his family all of which are important

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