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William Howard Taft National Historic Site

Open Now: 8:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Open today: 8:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
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Nice Tour of One of Our Presidents

This is a nice museum of William Howard Taft's house. Plenty of artifacts with the house decorated... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
David K
Adams, Massachusetts
Worth the trip

While not as well known or visited as some of the other presidential homes we thoroughly enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
David D
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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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2038 Auburn Ave, Mt. Adams, Cincinnati, OH 45219-3025
+1 513-684-3262 ext. 201
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a nice museum of William Howard Taft's house. Plenty of artifacts with the house decorated as William was living there.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While not as well known or visited as some of the other presidential homes we thoroughly enjoyed out visit. You start your visit by watching a short video on the Taft family followed by a very nice tour by a National Park Service Ranger. He...More

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Reviewed October 8, 2018

This home is worth a visit mostly because of the historical significance—it is the home where William Howard Taft was born and grew up. Because the house changed owners, and Taft didn’t live here as an adult, there isn’t much left that is associated with...More

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Reviewed October 5, 2018

My husband and I made a special trip to Ohio to visit Presidential Homes. This is the home where President Taft was born. It has been extensively restored to its original state. Our guide was passionate, informative and interesting. The home and museum was thorough...More

Thank Rebecca L
Reviewed September 15, 2018

William Howard Taft is perhaps best known today as the only president in U.S. history to ever get stuck in the bathtub at the White House, owing to his great girth. There are just two problems with this dubious distinction - First, it never happened,...More

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Reviewed September 12, 2018

The museum was interesting, varied works of art and history presented in the various rooms of the Taft Mansion. The room devoted to the sculptures and unusual art of Vanessa German was a real discovery. One could look at her work for quite some time...More

Thank LouiseUpstateNewYork
Reviewed August 29, 2018

A great narrated ranger tour provided much insight into Taft, former US President and Chief Justice. Changing times in the country and the world gave Taft a chance to shine. Well documented in this beautifully restored childhood residence.

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Reviewed August 12, 2018

We stopped at the William Howard Taft National Historical Site because our kids love the National Parks and enjoy earning Junior Ranger Badges. The rangers were very friendly and knowledgeable. Our experience started with a short movie in the visitor center. The movie was very...More

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Reviewed August 6, 2018

Glad we took the time to stop and see the museum. Short tour of the bottom floor and self guide of the second floor. Lots of interesting information.

Thank rhondao622
Reviewed August 5, 2018

This museum about President Taft is small compared to other presidential sites, but it was very informative and we learned a lot about this president. There was a 15-minute video at the Visitors Center followed by an interesting tour of his boyhood home next door...More

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Response from 778shandab | Reviewed this property |
My daughter and I were there yesterday and she did the JR Ranger Requirements and took her time in both the house and visitor center museum we also watched the movie we were there 2.5 hours. I don’t think we missed a thing!
January 30, 2018|
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Response from Marguerite a | Reviewed this property |
Yes, and you will not have to pay to get in. Moreover, theyt have a small amount (for about 8 cars) of free parking in front of the sight.