Fees & Passes

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Entrance Fees


There are no entrance fees at William Howard Taft National Historic Site.

** Important Information **

American the Beautiful/
The National Parks and
Federal Recreation Lands Pass


William Howard Taft National Historic Site discontinued the sale of America the Beautiful National Parks & Federal Recreation Lands Passes on January 1st, 2018. We no longer sell the Annual Pass, Senior Pass AND we no longer issue the Access Pass or Military Pass.

As a non-fee park we have been absorbing all costs of the pass program from our regular budget. We have decided that this money is better spent in paying for needed repairs & upkeep and creating informative and educational programs for park visitors. Most non-fee National Park sites do not sell passes, in fact, many never have. We greatly appreciate your understanding in this matter.

Passes will still be available for purchase on line from the USGS, or at the first fee charging park which you go to.

 
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The 2018 America the Beautiful National Parks & Federal Recreation Lands Pass Series

Park Passes

*** As of January 1st, 2018, William Howard Taft NHS no longer sells the America the Beautiful National Parks & Federal Recreation Lands Pass. ***


You can visit the USGS Online Store to purchase select passes and to order select passes. You can also purchase a pass at the first fee-charging site you encounter. Most passes can be purchased through a mail-in application, online or by calling (See notes for each card below).

These passes are valid for entry of up to four people in a single vehicle at all National Park Service fee sites. Additionally, the passes are also accepted at four other federal recreation agencies that have entrance fees, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation.

The pass series consists of the Annual Pass, the Senior Pass*, the Access Pass and the free Annual Pass for U.S. Military. Children under the age of 16 are admitted free at all NPS fee sites.

  • The Annual Pass is available to anyone over the age of 16. The cost is $80. NOTE: Can be purchased online or via telephone at 1-888-ASK-USGS (1-888-275-8747), Ext. 3, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm MST.
  • The Senior Pass is available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or older. The cost is $20 for an Annual Pass or $80 for a Lifetime Pass. All Pass purchasers must have documentation of age and residency or citizenship. If you purchase four $20 Annual Senior Passes, you can exchange the four cards for a Lifetime Senior Pass at no additional cost. The person purchasing the Annual Pass must have purchased the pass for themself and must be exchanging the four Passes for themself. The Passes are non-transferrable. NOTE: There will be an additional $10 application processing fee to order the card online* or via telephone at 1-888-ASK-USGS (1-888-275-8747), Ext. 3, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm MST.
  • The Access Pass is free to ALL U.S. citizens or permanent residents with a permanent disability (Applicants must provide documentation of permanent disability and residency or citizenship - Vehicle disability hang tags are not acceptable). NOTE: There will be a $10 application processing fee to order the card online or via telephone at 1-888-ASK-USGS (1-888-275-8747), Ext. 3, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm MST..
  • The Annual Pass for U.S. Military is free to all active duty military members and their dependents. Applicants must present a Common Access Card (CAC) or Military ID (Form 1173) to receive the pass. NOTE: This pass must be obtained in person, at a federal facility which offers it.

Additional information on the pass series or to order a pass online.

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.

 
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The Lifetime and Annual Senior Passes.

Senior Pass Changes


On 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) can also purchase an annual Senior Pass for $20. If purchased consecutively for four years, all four Annual Senior Pass cards can be exchanged for a Lifetime Senior Pass. The additional revenue will be used to enhance the visitor experience in parks. Learn more about the changes, what they mean for you, and how the additional funds will be used when you visit the National Park Service's Senior Pass changes page. The infographic below explains the major changes to the pass program.

Last updated: February 8, 2018

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2038 Auburn Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45219

Phone:

(513) 684-3262

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