William Howard Taft National Historic Site, Cincinnati

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#4 of 10 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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  • I love learning about the men who served as President of the US. I watched the video, looked at the exhibits, talked to the rangers who were very helpful. This site opens at 8 am and closes at 4:15 pm...  more »
  • Nestled between Teddy Roosevelt and WWI, Taft, and his many contributions to the country, are often overlooked. While one may know that Taft was the only American to become both President and the Chie...  more »
  • I love visiting NPS properties when on vacation and this one did not disappoint. There is a 15 minute video covering the life of Wm. Howard Taft, a room with display boards and an animatronic display,...  more »
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  • I am an avid history buff especially with us presidents. Unfortunately online made this seem like a lot more than what it was. We drove several hours to check this out because we only heard great things. The museum took about 15 minutes to see everything, not counting the movie which was nice. The tour was extremely boring which always makes me sad because history is fascinating and can be presented in a lot more exciting fashion. We actually left before the tour was finished because we were falling asleep standing up. Just too much rambling and a disinterested host.
  • 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. (From their website)
  • For history buffs this historical site is outstanding, for others it might be boring. Ample parking is available. There is a small visitor center. Park rangers conduct the tour of the Taft house. I found the guides extremely knowledgeable. Answered questions on the house and President Taft life. The visit takes about one hours. Google maps was excellent for directions to the site.
  • The experience introduced to a president that is not talked about as often as others. Additionally, the tour of the house was thorough and informative on the life of the president as well as period pieces and life in Cincinnati.
  • There was tons of information here about president Taft. The park rangers were very good and had an answer for every question.
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