Schedule Of Events
2013 Special Events
In addition to regularly scheduled programs, each year the park hosts a series of events at the William Howard Taft National Historic Site.
Christmas Celebration Begins: November 29th - January 4, 2014.
William Howard Taft National Historic Site will celebrate a Victorian Christmas with free events starting the day after Thanksgiving and ending on December 31. 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.
There will be two special days set aside for traditional candlight tours at the 27th Presidents Birthplace. The dates are December 13, 2013 and December 20, 2013 tours will begin at 6 pm and end at 9pm.
On Saturday December 14, children are invited to stop at the site from 11:00 am - 3:30 pm. During this time children can learn about the traditions of Christmas and make holiday crafts to take home. Father Christmas will also visit the site and children will receive a free photograph taken with him. The program is free and open to the public.
The celebration will culminate on Saturday January 4, 2014 when the Friends of the William Howard Taft Birthplace host the annual New Year's Open House. From 1-4 p.m., the public is invited to visit the house and enjoy holiday refreshments, just as the guests to the Taft house would have done in the 1850's at the birthplace of the nation's 27th President. William Howard Taft National Historic Site is located at 2038 Auburn Avenue and is open daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., but will be closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Days.
For more information on these and other programs, call the park at (513) 684 -3262, or visit the park's website at http://www.nps.gov/wiho/
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Did You Know?
President and Mrs. Taft celebrated their 25th (silver) Wedding Anniversary at the White House on July 19,1911, with a night garden party for 50,000 guests.