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.

Happy Birthday to Us!

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Enjoy this birthday video as we celebrate 100 years of serving the American public and protecting our precious resources throughout this majestic land.  Join us and help celebrate our first 100 years and stay with us to help protect and preserve your national parks for the next 100!

A Call to Action: #5 - Parks for People

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A Special Holiday Celebration

Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year when you visit the park and learn about Victorian and Taft family Christmas traditions.

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History & Culture

Learn about what make the Taft House and the Mount Auburn neighborhood so special to Cincinnati.

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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.

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Directions to the Park

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

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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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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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.

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Park Orientation Film

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

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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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Fees and Passes

While the park does not charge entry fees, you can obtain a Interagency Federal Pass valid at thousands of sites in the U.S.

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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.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

2038 Auburn Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45219


(513) 684-3262
Main park information number.

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