• William Howard Taft Birthplace

    William Howard Taft

    National Historic Site Ohio

Directions

Taft home from Auburn Ave.
William Howard Taft home as viewed from Taft Education Center parking lot on Auburn Ave.
NPS / Tom Engberg
 

Getting There
Visitors are encouraged to start their visit at the Taft Education Center (TEC). Once arriving visitors receive a guided tour of the Taft House.

 
Cincinnati map location
Plane

The nearest airport for scheduled passenger flights is Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. Other airports within proximity are Dayton International Airport and Port Columbus International Airport. Nearby general aviation airport include Lunken Airport.

Public Transportation
The METRO bus stop is located in front of the Taft Education Center the # 24 bus can be boarded downtown on the corner of 6th &Main Street.

Car
Traveling on I-71 Southbound:
Take exit 3 (Taft Road). Ramp will merge onto Taft Road westbound. Turn left onto Auburn Ave. Park will be on left side after Christ Hospital.

Traveling on I-71 Northbound:
Take Exit 2 (Reading Road and Eden Park Drive). Stay in right lane; turn left at first stoplight onto Dorchester Avenue, and go to the top of the hill. Turn right on Auburn Avenue and go 1 ½ blocks to the site. From I-71S, take Exit 3 (Taft Road). Go 0.75 mile to Auburn Avenue. Turn left and go 0.5 mile to the site. Follow signs to designated parking areas.

Eastbound on I-74 merging onto I-75 South Bound:
Traveling East on I-74 merge onto I-75 S travel south to the Liberty Street exit, turn left onto Liberty Street and continue east to Sycamore Street, turn left onto Sycamore heading north to Auburn Ave. Turn left onto Auburn Ave. travel 1 ½ blocks to the park.

Traveling on I-75 South:
Take the Mitchell Ave. exit - Exit 6 - toward St. Bernard/Zoo/Xavier University/VA Facility. Turn left onto W Mitchell Ave. Turn Right onto Vine Street. Turn slight right onto Jefferson Ave.Jefferson Ave. becomes Vine Street. Turn left onto E. Mc Millan Street. Turn right onto Auburn Ave. Park will be on right.

Traveling on I-75 northbound from Kentucky:
Take I-75 N merge onto I-71 N Take the Reading Rd./Eden Park exit - Exit 2 on the left. Keep right at the fork in the ramp. Turn left onto Dorchester heading west to Auburn Ave. Turn right onto Auburn Ave. Park will be on right.

Did You Know?

NPS Photo; Taft throws out the first pitch to start the season

Taft tossed out the first ball of the Washington Nationals-Philadelphia Athletics baseball game on April 14, 1910. This started a tradition that continues with U.S. Presidents today.