Growing Into Public Service

High atop one of Cincinnati's most prominent hilltops stands the two-story Greek Revival house where William Howard Taft was born and grew up. Hard work, a good education, and an interest in civic duty are attributes that made the Taft family outstanding leaders over the years. The environment that shaped Taft's character and philosophy  is highlighted  on a visit to the site.

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History & Culture

Learn about the people, the places and the stories that comprise William Howard Taft National Historic Site.

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Parks as Classrooms

Visit the park with your students for a memorable education experience or schedule a ranger to visit your classroom.

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Ranger Guided Tours

Ranger-guided tours of the Taft house every day the park is open.

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Directions to the Park

View directions to the park to help you guide your visit.

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Basic Park Information

Find out basic information about what the park has to offer visitors on a visit to the Taft family house and Taft education center.

Displays in the Taft Education Center

Park News

Keep up-to-date with park happenings with the latest news releases. View current and archived press releases.

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Ohio's National Park Service sites

After you've visited William Howard Taft NHS, consider visiting Ohio's seven other National Park Service sites.

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Important Senior Pass Program Changes

Important changes are coming to the Senior Pass Program. New price structure takes effect Monday, August 28th, 2017.

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Become a Junior Ranger

Learn how you can become a park Jr. Ranger and learn the other ways to earn additional Jr. Ranger SWAG.

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Earn Your Centennial Jr. Ranger Badge!

The limited edition Centennial Jr. Ranger badges are now available at the park! Ask a ranger how you can earn your limited edition badge.

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Every Kid In A Park Pass

4th graders can now earn their free parks pass! This special pass waives entry fees to thousands of federal sites in the United States.

Portrait of William Howard Taft

Park Orientation Film

View the official park orientation film online, "William Howard Taft, Public Servant."

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Laws and Policies

Important information about the laws and policies pertaining to firearms and concealed carry in the park units.

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Looking for a rewarding and memorable experience? Become a Volunteer In Park (VIP) and help us fulfill our mission.

Last updated: July 11, 2017

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2038 Auburn Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45219


(513) 684-3262

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