William Howard Taft National Historic Site, Cincinnati

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#4 of 12 in Historic Sites in Cincinnati
High atop one of Cincinnati's most prominent hilltops stands the two-story Greek Revival house where William Howard Taft was born and grew up. Hard work, a good education, and an interest in civic duty are attributes that made the Taft family outstanding leaders over the years. The environment that shaped Taft's character and philosophy is highlighted on a visit to the site.
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  • 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 wa...  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • 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 fi...  more »
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  • Great place to visit! The tour guides are very knowledgeable and friendly. I learned lots of new facts about Taft that I never knew. My 8yo son enjoyed the 30 minute tour. He completed his Junior Ranger badge pretty quickly. The tour is not too long or too short, it's just right. The parking area is small, we almost missed it. But it doesn't seem to get very crowded. There is an elevator inside the house to get from one floor to the next, but there is a tall set of steps to get to the front porch.
  • Great park away from the busy. Rangers were generous in answering questions, showing the video, and even gave a very infornative tour. A must for anyone interested in history. This was a real gem!
  • Pretty cool stop if you're in Cincinnati. Staff were very knowledgeable and able to answer all questions. The site is free to visit and plan to spend approximately a couple hrs to take it in.
  • This was a nice little tour we did on our way out of Ohio. To our surprise, the tour was free and the tour guide knew quite a bit about William Taft. she was able to answer the entire group's questions and provide numerous facts and history about not only the building, but of the former president himself. The tour was not too long, maybe half an hour or so and we then were able to have free range to read the material in the house.
  • We were going through Cincinnati on a trip and decided to see a few places while we were there. We arrived after most of the sites were closed for the day but we were still able to see and photography them. We've seen locations of several presidents and can now add this one to the list. It looked well preserved and the landscaping was beautiful too.
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