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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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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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.

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Eclipse Explorer Jr. Ranger Program

Commemorate the 2017 Solar Eclipse by participating in the Eclipse Explorer Jr. Ranger Program! Download the booklet and get started!

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Earn Your Centennial Jr. Ranger Badge!

The limited edition Centennial Jr. Ranger badges are still available! Read on to find out how to get your Centennial badge.

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

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.

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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America the Beautiful Pass availability

As of January 1st, 2018, this park no longer sells the Nat'l. Parks & Federal Rec. Lands passes. Read more about this change...

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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.

Interior of the house

Park Photo Galleries

View official park photos in various photo galleries online.

Last updated: February 6, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

2038 Auburn Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45219


(513) 684-3262

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