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.
Growing Into Public Service
History & Culture
Learn about the people, the places and the stories that comprise William Howard Taft National Historic Site.
Directions to the Park
View directions to the park to help you guide your visit.
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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Ohio's National Park Service sites
After you've visited William Howard Taft NHS, consider visiting Ohio's seven other National Park Service sites.
Important Senior Pass Program Changes
Important changes are coming to the Senior Pass Program. New price structure takes effect Monday, August 28th, 2017.
Become a Junior Ranger
Learn how you can become a park Jr. Ranger and learn the other ways to earn additional Jr. Ranger SWAG.
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.
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.
Park Orientation Film
View the official park orientation film online, "William Howard Taft, Public Servant."
Last updated: July 11, 2017