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William Howard Taft National Historic Site

Closed Now: 8:30 AM - 4:45 PM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 4:45 PM
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Well maintained historic home

This is the childhood home of President William H Taft. The house is large and well maintained... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
megc723
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Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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Tafts- Civil Servants

What a great visit. This National Park Service site is excellent. A short overview film is shown... read more

Reviewed September 10, 2019
Larken53
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Zeeland, MI
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Birthplace of America's 27th president, now a museum containing momentos of Taft's personal life and political career.
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 4:45 PM
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2038 Auburn Ave, Mt. Adams, Cincinnati, OH 45219-3025
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+1 513-684-3262 ext. 201
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the childhood home of President William H Taft. The house is large and well maintained. They have furniture owned by the Taft’s. The Ranger was a very good tour guide. The video they showed was very interesting.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank megc723
Reviewed September 12, 2019

On Auburn Ave, there is the William Howard Taft house. Interesting to see the environment that President Taft lived in. Not as well preserved as Mt. Vernon, home of President George Washington.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank lhobson1
Reviewed September 10, 2019

What a great visit. This National Park Service site is excellent. A short overview film is shown before a visit to the birthplace of William Howard Taft. The tour of the beautiful home is great and filled with history. We learned quite a bit about...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Larken53
Reviewed September 8, 2019

We have been traveling around the country visiting National Parks and National historic sites. So it was only natural that a trip through Ohio and stops at the various sites was necessary. It is interesting that there are 7 presidents from the state. Taft was...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Thomas S
Reviewed August 11, 2019

This is a National Park Service site. We parked at one of the free spaces out front (just a handful of spaces but street parking should not be a problem).

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank viajero5
Reviewed August 10, 2019 via mobile

Great historical visit. The film and tour of the house were very interesting. It was free! Good look at a great past historical person.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019

What a great experience we had at this Historic Site, just a short walk from our Airbnb accommodations. I would advise visitors to stop in the Visitor Center and watch the introductory video before going on the tour of the Taft residence. The info learned...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 29, 2019 via mobile

William H. Taft was an interesting President - the docent tour is very informational. Learned a lot. Obviously a bit toasty on a warm summer day with no A/C or ceiling fans. Taft’s apparently weren’t afraid of a bit of sweat. Taft was a great...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Steve B
Reviewed July 27, 2019

An okay NHS - just wish there was more to see in the gift shop area. First if you are coming south using I-75 be prepared to encounter construction! Our maps geeked out both on the phone and car navigation and at one point had...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 17, 2019 via mobile

OK, Taft may not be everybody’s favorite president but for history buffs his birthplace and boyhood home is worth a visit. Perhaps you will learn something interesting about the man such as he was the only person to be president and a Supreme Court Justice....More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Joe B
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Tammy B
July 14, 2019|
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He may be able to access the basement and first floor of the home. The visitors center is accessible.
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Joe B
July 9, 2019|
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Response from Kara H | Reviewed this property |
We parked in a spacious parking lot right next to the visitors' center. Enjoy!
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May 23, 2018|
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Response from midwesterner5 | Reviewed this property |
The tour was about 45 minutes. It depends on how much you already know about the Tafts. I don't think very many people will be blown away by this museum. I lived in Cincinnati from 1954 to 1980, and had never even heard... More
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