Overview of entrance requirements
FreeNo entrance pass required
An entrance pass is not required to access William Howard Taft National Historic Site.
Other National Park Service sites may require an entrance pass or fee. Depending on your trip plans, an interagency pass may save you money.
There are no entrance fees at William Howard Taft National Historic Site. The park discontinued the sale of America the Beautiful National Parks & Federal Recreation Lands Passes on January 1st, 2018. We no longer sell the Annual Pass or the Senior Pass. However, the park does distribute the Access Pass, the Annual Military Pass, the Lifetime Military Pass and the Every Kid Outdoors Pass. Please note, each of these passes have eligibility requirements that must be met in order to obtain each one.
There are no entrance fees at William Howard Taft National Historic Site. There is no admission fee to enter the park's visitor center. Please check the visitor center's hours of operations before you arrive.
Park Specific Pass Information
William Howard Taft NHS does not sell the Annual Pass or the Senior Pass (annual & lifetime). We DO carry the following passes:
Gold Star Families and Military Veterans Lifetime Pass
William Howard Taft NHS carries and distributes the new Lifetime Pass for Gold Star Families and Military Veterans. In order to obtain the new pass, please ensure that you have one of the following valid and non-expired forms of identification with you when you visit the park. We cannot issue the card without one of these valid and non-expired forms of identification.
Important Note: Form DD-214 IS NOT an acceptable form of identification. For information, please visit the USGS website.
For complete information about passes for current and former military personnel and Gold Star Families, please visit the NPS military passes page.
Additional America the Beautiful Pass Series Information
Senior Pass Changes
Effective August 28th, 2017, the price of the America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass increased for the first time since 1994. The cost increased to $80 from $10 for a lifetime pass. Seniors (age 62 & older) also have the option to purchase an annual Senior Pass for $20. If purchased for four years, all four Annual Pass cards can be exchanged for a lifetime Senior Pass. Learn more about this and other passes when you visit the NPS Passes page.
Information and Ordering Online
For complete information on the pass series or to order a pass online or via main-in form please visit the USGS Online Store (additional fees may apply).
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.
Last updated: May 25, 2023