• 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?

NPS photos Tafts sitting on their porch

1906 William Howard Taft assumes control of the Cuban Government as the Provisional Governor. As Secretary of War William Howard Taft became the supervisor of the Panama Canal Construction that continued from May 1904. Taft was the first president to visit Mexico while in office.