• William Howard Taft Birthplace

    William Howard Taft

    National Historic Site Ohio

Plan Your Visit

 

Visitors to Willam Howard Taft National Historic Site will be exposed to the familial and social influences that shaped the character and ideals of the only American who ever served as both President and Chief Justice of the United States. Guided tours of the period rooms on the first floor and the exhibits on the second floor of the birthplace provide solid insight into William Howard Taft and glimpses into the lives of his parents, siblings and children.

The Taft Education Center exhibits and programs provide a greater understanding of the role other Tafts have played to help mold public life in Cincinnati, the nation and even the world. Gallery I contains a life-size animatronic figure of Charles P Taft II, son of William Howard Taft. Charlie will talk to visitors about what he called “quite a family.” Gallery II contains static and traveling exhibits. An orientation video and a gift shop are also available in the education center.

The visitor experience begins in the Taft Education Center. Visitors should allow one hour to take in all the activities.

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.