We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Taft Museum of Art

Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 316 Pike St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone Number:
+1 513-241-0343
Website
Description:

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 265 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 162
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Impressions of Landscapes

This was a great exhibition, with a great audio tour guide. Take your ear buds and download the free app to your phone and you are good to go. For first time visitors the internal... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 5, 2016
John S
Add Photo Write a Review

265 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 258: English reviews
Level Contributor
41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

This was a great exhibition, with a great audio tour guide. Take your ear buds and download the free app to your phone and you are good to go. For first time visitors the internal entrance to the Museum may not be apparent, you need to walk through the cafe.

Helpful?
Thank John S
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level Contributor
38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

If you loved Downton Abbey then their recent costume exhibit at the Taft was definitely worth the visit and membership. I was so impressed with the lovely furnishings; paintings and general atmosphere it was worth becoming a member. This is a first class museum on its own. Make the time to visit them. We also enjoyed afternoon tea which was... More 

Helpful?
Thank Gigidog_10
Michigan
Level Contributor
17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

I did not hate this museum, but it was largely saved by the Dowton Abbey exhibit. They had the costumes from the show and that was the draw for me. I have been spoiled by going to the Frick in NYC, and I thought it would be similar. It was not as great as I hoped it would be. It... More 

Helpful?
Thank apenguingal
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

The Dowton Abbey costume exhibit was great at the Taft Museum. A must see is the Rembrandt! A lovely location in the heart of downtown Cincinnati.

Helpful?
Thank Koncroy
Westchester County, New York
Level Contributor
11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

This was my second visit to the Taft, a charming little museum in the heart of Cincy. I made a special trip just for the Downton costume exhibit which was almost as cozy as binge-watching the show itself. The displays ran the gamut from Anna's evening uniform to Sybil's nurse's uniform, to the men's town and country suits and of... More 

Helpful?
Thank aandbg2016
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level Contributor
19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Took the 5 grandkids here for an outing last summer. They loved seeing the drawings for Carol-Annes Carosel. We had visited Smale Park and the Carosel earlier in the month! BUT the best part was the docent's lecture on Wm Howard Taft! They were rapt by his personality,his contribution to society and to Cincinnati and they knew that he invented... More 

Helpful?
Thank Nunajones
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level Contributor
18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

They should just go ahead and call this a gallery, because it's not really somewhere that you go to experience art. You get docents looking down their nose at you if you even touch and wall and there is really not anything for kids to do besides silently look at the art. The docents have all the charm of a... More 

Helpful?
Thank NewbyFoodie
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

The Museum was so interesting and the special Downton Abbey Exhibit was worth the trip. The Tea room for afternoon tea was closed by the time we were finished seeing the museum, but the gift shop had some things.

Helpful?
Thank Katie60422
Duarte, United States
Level Contributor
118 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

This museum is a nice size. The murals, paintings and artifacts are lovely. Saw the Downton Abbey exhibit....so well done with photos matching the lovely costumes. A must see!

Helpful?
Thank Sue B
Alexandria, Virginia
Level Contributor
169 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Having a couple of hours to spare before my flight, I decided to walk to the museum. So glad I did...there was a Downton Abbey display along with the regular museum collections. What a beautiful, unique collection of art. Paintings, furniture and all manner of Chinese art made up the offerings. I thoroughly enjoyed my time spent there.

Helpful?
Thank Bella3020

Been to Taft Museum of Art? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Taft Museum of Art staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?