William Howard Taft National Historic SiteCurrently Closed
- Address: 2038 Auburn Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45219, United States, 45219
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-5136843262
- Fax: +1-5136843627
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Historical Site, Family And Kids, Heritage Building, Landmarks, Parks, Natural Parks
This place is maintained by the National Park Service of the US and is where President William Howard Taft was born and grew to serve his country. This place was once the suburb where rich people used to stay to be away from the noisy city streets.
It is known that this house initially belonged to some other family who built it for themselves. William’s father Alphonso Taft bought this house along with the majority of the garden and lawn when he came here to practice law. He later brought in his wife and his son was born. William started supporting the Republican Party from a very early age and thus become the representative of the party also at a very early age.
After the death of the President, the house was passed on to some other family but was again restored by the State as a National Heritage of the country. The estate was restored in such a way to make the house again look like how it was when the President used to stay in here. Now the place is divided as a location for two buildings. The first building serves as a museum. The first floor here has 5 rooms out of which one room is to represent the room of baby William and the other 4 rooms to display the culture and lifestyle of those times. The second floor is filled with many other books, journals and furniture, photographs, etc. Out of this all do not belong to the Taft Family. The second building is a visitor’s center that is also known as the William Howard Education Center. This consists of a display room, gift shop and a panel to guide tourists and visitors.
Photography is not allowed inside the museum.
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10.76% of people who visit Cincinnati include William Howard Taft National Historic Site in their plan
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Very enjoyable! Ranger led us on a tour of the birth home of Taft and told stories which she knew inside and out. There is a nice museum with a solid 14 minute informational movie. Would recommend a visit!
This was our first stamp in our national park passport and it couldn't have been a better experience. We travel with our five year old who has no concept of the importance of some of the things we have seen. The park rangers here were more than accommodating to his age appropriate questions.
Always nice to do something educational and fun on fall break. Learned a lot about our past president. Very friendly National Park Rangers giving the tour. Highly recommend.
Free to park and get in also came with a tour which was nice. There was memorabilia of his years in governmental service and presidential years. The house was restored to what it looked liked in the 1800s.
This was the first presidential home I have visited and wasn't expecting much, but to my surprise, I spent over 2 hours here listening to the tour guide, which let us in personally into most rooms and all the displays, packed with a lot of information. Highly recommended, even if not a huge president fan. A cool way to step into history.