• William Howard Taft Birthplace

    William Howard Taft

    National Historic Site Ohio

Growing Into Public Service

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.

Did You Know?

The importants of family

Members of the Taft family have served as Mayor, Governor, State Senator, State Representative, U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator, Secretary of War, Ambassador, President and Chief Justice of the United States.