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Taft Museum of Art

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Address: 316 Pike St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone Number: 513-241-0343
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Housed in a 175-year-old Federal building, this private art collection -...

Housed in a 175-year-old Federal building, this private art collection - one of the world's best - includes art from around the world, from 13th-century European sculpture to ancient Chinese porcelains to 17th-century European painting.

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Very excellent Museum

Very excellent Museum. But the big attraction really is the historical home that it is housed in. Just beautiful architecture. Wonderful grounds. And surprisingly right downtown.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very excellent Museum. But the big attraction really is the historical home that it is housed in. Just beautiful architecture. Wonderful grounds. And surprisingly right downtown.

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Tilghman, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The parking is the only thing that is free here. Tickets are $20 each and if you want the recorded wand, it is another $6. That said there is art of interest here in the Mansion that was owned by the first millionaire in Ohio and other prominent citizens. Mostly Flemish, Dutch, English and French portraits and landscapes. They have... More 

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Corunna, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As a first time guest and after learning via the web that a traveling display of Downton Abbey Fashions would be displayed at the Taft Museum, I was very pleased with the fashions chosen to be viewed along with the TV Series photos to match the fashion. Taking a leisurely stroll through the home to see and learn about the... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Took the Family to see the Downton Abbey exhibit, now showing at the Taft Museum of Art. Actually purchased an annual pass (easy way to get everyone into the exhibit, plus a full year of other exhibits!) Very cool. Got to see costumes from the show, along with a still of the scene the costume was from. Found it fascinating.

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Merritt Island, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was a small but lovely museum with a nice selection of art. The house itself is a piece of history. The Museum is currently hosting a special exhibit on Downton Abbey costumes which proved to be quite popular with fans of that BBC show.

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Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first time to this museum. Went there because of the Downton Abby display. The Downton display was interesting if you are a fan of the show. The rest of the museum was interesting - it is a "small" place. Interesting historic house. It took about 1.5 hours to visit. The price is a little steep for what... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Taft Museum of Art should be a must see for those visiting Cincinnati. The Baum-Taft House is a National Historic Landmark. It was the home of leading Cincinati citizens for many generations. The historic house, collections of European old masters, 19th century paintings, sculptures, American Art and collectibles are well worth viewing. The Taft recently hosted the Dressing Downton... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great art installations and history of cincinnati. use the parking garage for easy access and entry. there are days when it is free to enter, so be sure to check before you go.

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Muncie, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the Taft Museum to see the Downton Abbey costume exhibit. What a great place to have this exhibit! The museum is beautiful, the home of Robert Taft. So having this exhibit here is the perfect setting. In addition we go to see the rest of the museum as some of the costumes were set inside the individual... More 

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Detroit, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are into art (especially decorative and western), or history (especially local cincinnati history) get to this place quick! I met my sister here before a family event we had in the area- what a treat! The collection is fantastic, and one really soaks up a lot about local history and daily life. The premises themselves are gorgeous too,... More 

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