William Howard Taft NHS News
William Howard Taft National Historic Site will celebrate a Victorian Christmas with free events starting the day after Thanksgiving and ending on January 4 2014. The house where William Howard Taft was born and grew up will be decorated to reflect the mid-Victorian period from November 29 through January 4, 2014.
On Friday December 13 and Friday December 20, candlelight tours of the birthplace home will be given between the hours of 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Visitors will be able to learn about the Taft holiday celebrations and enjoy holiday refreshments. Children can enjoy Christmas crafts and storytelling. The tours are free and open to the public.
Events begin at William Howard Taft National Historic Site, located at 2038 Auburn Avenue, one block south of the Christ Hospital
Free parking is available in a small lot in front of the Taft Education Center or on Southern Avenue in the parks overflow parking lot. Call 513-684-3262 for accessibility assistance and information. Driving directions and other useful information about your visit can be found at wwww.nps.gov/wiho, or by calling 513-684-3262.
Did You Know?
William Howard Taft is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. His funeral was the first to be broadcast on the radio.