Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: What is the difference between the Taft Museum and William Howard Taft National Historic Site?

A: The Taft museum of Art was the home of William Howard Taft’s half-brother Charles Phelps Taft. William Howard never lived in what is now the Taft Museum of Art.

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Click the book cover to view the table of contents.

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Q: Where can I find more information on the development and early years of the site?

A: A comprehensive history of the development of the park site is available online from the National Park Service. William Howard Taft National Historic Site: An Administrative History was written by Antoinette J. Lee in December of 1986. The book documents the development of the site and the early years of the park after its establishment.

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Q: When was William Howard Taft National Historic Site established?

A: William Howard Taft National Historic Site was established on December 2nd, 1969 when Congress passed Public Law 91-132.

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The 2016 America the Beautiful National Parks & Federal Recreation Lands Pass Series

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Q: Can I purchase a national park pass at the visitor center?

A: Yes, the park sells the America the Beautiful National Parks & Federal Recreation Lands Pass at the visitor center. You can also go online and purchase a pass.

The pass series consists of the Annual Pass, the Senior Pass, the Access Pass and the free Annual Pass for U.S. Military. Children under the age of 16 are admitted free at all NPS fee sites.

  • The Annual Pass is available to anyone over the age of 16. The cost is $80.
  • The Senior Pass is available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or older. The cost is $10 with documentation of age and residency or citizenship.
  • The Access Pass is free to ALL U.S. citizens or permanent residents with a permanent disability (Applicants must provide documentation of permanent disability and residency or citizenship - Vehicle disability hang tags are not acceptable).
  • The Annual Pass for U.S. Military is free to all active duty military members and their dependents. Applicants must present a Common Access Card (CAC) or Military ID (Form 1173) to receive the pass.

Additional information on the pass series or to order a pass online.

PLEASE NOTE: Golden Access and Golden Age Passports are no longer sold. However, these passes will continue to be honored according to the provisions of the pass.

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Q: What other National Park Service sites are there in Ohio?

A: The National Park Service has a total of eight national park sites in Ohio in addition to William Howard Taft National Historic Site. Click on a site's full name to be taken there. Each park's "alpha code" is bolded in parenthesis. See map at bottom of page for geographic locations of these Ohio NPS sites. Click on the park's picture on the map to be taken to their website.



Map of Ohio in center with NPS sites surrounding it
Click on a picture of a site or a red dot on the map to visit the park's webpage.

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Last updated: May 12, 2017

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