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“Well worth a visit” 5 of 5 stars
Review of William Howard Taft National Historic Site

William Howard Taft National Historic Site
2038 Auburn Ave., Mt. Adams, Cincinnati, OH 45219
513-684-3262 ext 201
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Ranked #37 of 189 things to do in Cincinnati
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Owner description: Birthplace of America's 27th president, now a museum containing momentos of Taft's personal life and political career.
Travelers Rest, South Carolina
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“Well worth a visit”
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 the guided tour.

Visited July 2013
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North Little Rock, Arkansas
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“Love the National Park Service!”
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 the end. The staff was very friendly.

Visited July 2013
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West Lafayette, Indiana
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“The national park service does it again”
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 he grew up in Cincinnati. It's an interesting glimpse into the life of one of our lesser-known presidents.
There is a TINY parking lot on site.

Visited July 2013
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Bolingbrook, Illinois, United States
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“Nice tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

If you like touring historical homes, this is worth an hour of your time. The park ranger was knowledgeable and friendly. We enjoyed our tour.

Visited June 2013
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“Interesting small place of history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

Decided to visit birthplace since I was staying in Dayton and it was close by. Small parking lot that you can easily miss. Free admission and so glad I visited. Tour guide was excellent, she knew her facts and was very friendly.

Visited June 2013
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