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William Howard Taft National Historic Site

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Address: 2038 Auburn Ave, Mt. Adams, Cincinnati, OH 45219-3025
Phone Number: 513-684-3262 ext 201
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Birthplace of America's 27th president, now a museum containing momentos of...

Birthplace of America's 27th president, now a museum containing momentos of Taft's personal life and political career.

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Unexpectedly lovely

This was a nice surprise! I did not know much about Taft when I arrived but I left as an admirer. The film and the exhibits are really good and the Park Ranger led tour of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Jennifer R
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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a nice surprise! I did not know much about Taft when I arrived but I left as an admirer. The film and the exhibits are really good and the Park Ranger led tour of the house was very informative. Because it is a small site, the visit only requires an hour or so but is well worth it.

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Thank Jennifer R
Toledo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I like going to some of the lesser known National Historic Sites. Most are peaceful, informative and don't get a lot of the big crowds that the more popular sites get. This one certainly did not disappoint. I must confess I didn't know a lot about Taft before this visit but certainly appreciated him more after the tour. After learning... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you enjoy U.S. Presidential history then this is a must visit for you. The site is small but the traveler learns so much about President Taft, his family, and America from that era. This is in great part of Cincinnati and makes a wonderful stop on any visit to Cincy. I recommend you take time to go into the... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Plan to spend 1 to 1.5 hours.  Parking is difficult.  It's more of a museum than house since only 2 rooms are reproduction of rooms.  The rest are museum/info rooms. Good mixture though

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Besides Taft being the only American to be the President of the United States and a justice on the Supreme Court, I knew very little about Howard Taft. The simple, small, and informative National Park site was a treat. We enjoyed a short movie, a tour of the his home, and a walk through the exhibits in the home. It... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very unique inside. Lots to look at and the Guides are great and knowledgeable. Parking is close buy and they also have a souvenir shop where you get the tickets.

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Lake Placid, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No other individual in U.S. history has had the distinction of serving as President of the United States and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. That distinction belongs to William Howard Taft; an individual who refused to "play by the rules" of his day. Though he fell into disfavor by his own party's officials, he was always upheld as a... More 

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Tilghman, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really did not know much about Taft, but have a new respect for the man, his wife and his family. They were all active community contributors, in Cincinnati, Washington and the Philippines. The parking is a bit tight and I am not sure if this is Wheelchair accessible, would check on that. They had junior rangers and the ranger,... More 

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Depew, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The house and grounds are beautifully and meticulously maintained. The rangers are friendly, knowledgeable, and great story tellers. Walk the ground, read the introduction in the welcome building, and pay attention on the tour. You won't be disappointed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a Free visit to the boyhood home of William Taft. It was a nice stop over while driving thru Cincinnati. The kids enjoyed it. It was very laid back. The guide was nice and informative. It is worth a stop.

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