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.


Front doorstep of the Taft house

Let Us Help Plan Your Visit

You can find helpful information in our new Plan Your Visit section. From upcoming park events to local area accommodations, it's all in one place.

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A park Volunteer helps plant Easter eggs near the Taft house for the Easter egg hunt

William Howard Taft NHS Events Calendar

Looking for something fun & memorable to do? Look no further! Visit our events calendar page to see what's going on in the park.

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A William Howard Taft NHS ranger speaks with kids in the classroom

National Parks as Classrooms

Looking for a way to supplement your class's curriculum? Look no farther! William Howard Taft NHS has just what you've been looking for.

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William Howard Taft NHS Social Media

Stay Social with Your National Park

Look for William Howard Taft NHS social media! At home or on the go, you can get the latest news, interact with others & share park memories.

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William Howard Taft; Public Servant

Park Orientation Film

View the park's orientation film, William Howard Taft; Public Servant, online now. Film is just under 17 minutes & is captioned in English.

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VIP Program

William Howard Taft National Histroic Site is a special place for Volunteers of all ages and we value family and public service. Won't you join us?

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Dr. Bret Ruby with visitors during a tour of Hopewell Mound Group

This Week at Hopewell Culture

Looking for something fun & memorable to do this summer? Look no further! Visit our upcoming events page to see what's going on in the park.

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Portrait of Colonel Charles Young

Ohio's 8th National Park Site, the Nation's 401st

Ohio now has nine Nat'l Park Service sites throughout the state! The newest site is Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument in Wilberforce.

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Wright Cycle Company building

Dayton's National Park

Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park invites you to explore its five sites about the Wright brothers and Paul Laurence Dunbar.

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