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William Howard Taft National Historic Site

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Address: 2038 Auburn Ave, Mt. Adams, Cincinnati, OH 45219-3025
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Birthplace of America's 27th president, now a museum containing momentos of...

Birthplace of America's 27th president, now a museum containing momentos of Taft's personal life and political career.

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We visited in April with two children 8 and 11. The NPS employees were friendly and helpful through our visit. The tour was fun for the kids, who completed the junior ranger... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
David R
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've never scored a site as average, but the site doesn't compare well to any NPS site I've visited. If you adjust your expectations to a very small, poorly-supported park site, I think you'll enjoy your visit more. (And writing this hurt. I've never written or said a single negative thing about the National Park Service before this. I love... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited in April with two children 8 and 11. The NPS employees were friendly and helpful through our visit. The tour was fun for the kids, who completed the junior ranger program. I would recommend a visit if you have the opportunity.

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Thank David R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

This place is beautiful. I have lived here a long time and have not been here until now. It's a very elegant place with many beautiful pieces.

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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 423 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Passing through Cincinnati again, I found some extra time to revisit one of my favorite spots in Presidential history. I find the life and Presidency of W. H. Taft very interesting, and being where the young Will Taft grew up gives a good foundation to help better learn about our 27th President. While most of the furniture and decor in... More 

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Beamsville, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Stopped in to take in a little bit of history before heading off to Louisville. Found it very interesting to learn about Taft's association with Quebec, Canada where they had a family cottage. The Park Ranger that spoke on the tour was very friendly and knowledgeable about the house and President Taft and his family. Some beautiful artifacts from Taft's... More 

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Lewes, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

we will never go back. went there during the holidays and one crotchity old employee followed my kids around and kept telling they to keep hands off od displays when their hands were at their side. left never to return

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Thank David M
Erlanger, Kentucky
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125 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

I visited here to purchase my National Forest Service Lifetime Senior Pass prior to the price increase from $10 to $80. I have lived in the area most of my life and had never been to the Taft house. I ended up spending close to two hours talking with the National Park Service Ranger and learning a lot about the... More 

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Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped in on Friday early and only one other couple. The Ranger giving the home tour was very knowledgeable about Taft's upbringing and Presidency. Tour took about 40 minutes. Very basic home but interesting, exhibits look a little dated but information was good. It's free!

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Thank Don G
Brunswick, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

This is one of the smaller presidential tours we've taken. The visitor center shows a video and shows some artifacts. Touring the old house shows how the family lived. The tour guides were great telling about his life and accomplishments. With the guides stories and what was shown on the video and readings in the center, one gets what a... More 

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Webster, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Knowing very little about Taft, my friends and I stopped here en route to Louisville. The ranger who gave us the tour was animated and interesting, sharing many family stories about Taft's childhood. At the end of the tour, there was time to look at exhibits, watch a movie, and visit a small museum. I really enjoyed my time there,... More 

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