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Taft Museum of Art

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316 Pike St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-4214
+1 513-241-0343
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Great little museum - low key and accessible

We visited the Taft Museum when they had the Downton Abbey exhibit. We loved it! The audio tour was... read more

Reviewed April 3, 2017
kerryab68
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Lovely, Pristine, Educational, Lacking in Thrills

A small, delicate, lovely, pristine, elegant, stuffier-then-it-needs-to-be, well-curated museum in... read more

Reviewed March 29, 2017
essexofwessex
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Great White North
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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.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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316 Pike St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-4214
Central Business District
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+1 513-241-0343
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Reviewed April 3, 2017

We visited the Taft Museum when they had the Downton Abbey exhibit. We loved it! The audio tour was definitely worth the money. The rest of the museum was very interesting, and we learned about the Taft family. Great photos of the area back when...More

Thank kerryab68
Reviewed March 29, 2017

A small, delicate, lovely, pristine, elegant, stuffier-then-it-needs-to-be, well-curated museum in a classic Palladian mansion whose center core dates from the 18-teens. The collection is small, and the touring special exhibitions are also small. They are interesting, the place is seldom crowded, there is reasonable free...More

Thank essexofwessex
Reviewed March 26, 2017

We discovered this museum while looking for something to do in Cincinnati. Since then, we've enjoyed visiting it many times, including the recent Downton Abbey costume exhibit. The house itself has many treasures on permanent display. Enjoyed the gift shop and the restaurant, also.

Thank 101GardenGirl
Reviewed March 26, 2017 via mobile

We visited the Taft Museum this morning. It was a family residence that was bequeathed as a museum. But what a family! The art collection is stunning, with many well-known British and French artists represented. However, it is set up as a home, so the...More

Thank Merete C
Reviewed March 6, 2017 via mobile

Located in downtown Cincinnati, the Taft museum has several offerings. The cafe is excellent and features a seasonal menu that often reflects the current exhibit. Next you have the house itself which was the residence of President Taft - he was inaugurated on the front...More

Thank Taradancer
Reviewed February 15, 2017

it's a nice little museum. You can go on a certain day each month for free. Other than that you pay to get in. They have a nice little gift shop. The grounds outside the museum are nicely landscaped with flowers and there is a...More

Thank Lrayscott
Reviewed February 7, 2017

We went on our family girls day out. We had never been and we are all from here. It is a beautiful place to go and interesting too. I would love to go back in the summer and eat on the terrace.

Thank teresacU75GI
Reviewed January 13, 2017

This museum is the former home of the brother of William Howard Taft. It contains many Taft family items plus other works of art. From a historical perspective, it is an interesting place to visit. Then there are rotating exhibits that are generally also very...More

Thank purdue5
Reviewed December 17, 2016

This was a very interesting exhibit, if you like the subject matter- photos from old cameras from the 1800s of many places out west- Yosemite, Yellowstone, etc. Many photos and a discussion of the areas involved. They explained how difficult it was in the 1800s...More

Thank TripPhotographer52
Reviewed December 15, 2016

Those who don't visit this jewel are missing so much. We fell in love with this place to the extent that we became members. We now attend lectures and special exhibits. We are eager to try eating on the outdoor patio when the weather permits....More

Thank Bentriderken
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