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.

A VIP assists staff during a tour

Ranger Guided Tours

Ranger-guided tours of the Taft house every day the park is open.

A red and yellow brick building with large glass windows and doors in the front corner

Directions to the Park

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

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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.

Students with a ranger

Parks as Classrooms

Visit the park with your students for a memorable education experience or schedule a ranger to visit your classroom.

Portrait of William Howard Taft

Park Orientation Film

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

Interior of the house

Park Photo Galleries

View official park photos in various photo galleries online.

A large, yellow, three-story house with green shutters and several windows with a pine tree in front

History & Culture

Learn about the people, the places and the stories that comprise William Howard Taft National Historic Site.

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

Park building and NPS law enforcement badge

Laws and Policies

Important information about the laws and policies pertaining to firearms and concealed carry in the park units.

Last updated: August 18, 2019

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Mailing Address:

2038 Auburn Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45219


(513) 684-3262

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