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William Howard Taft National Historic Site

CPC Catalog > Organization: William Howard Taft National Historic Site

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2038 Auburn Avenue

Cincinnati, OH 45219


William Howard Taft National Historic Site is in Cincinnati, Ohio, maintained by the National Park Service of the United States. It was established in 1969.

At the site is the house where President of the United States and Chief Justice of the United States William Howard Taft was born in 1857; he lived in that house for most of his first 25 years.

William Howard Taft National Historic Site has two main buildings. The first is the original home owned by William Howard Taft's parents, Alphonso and Louise Taft. It has been restored to look as it did during the time William lived there. All the family portraits and many of the books on display belonged to the Taft family. The first floor has five rooms restored: William's birthplace, and four rooms representative of the period. The furniture is period pieces and did not necessarily belong to the Tafts. The second floor contains exhibits on the accomplishments of William.

The second building is the National Historic Site's Visitor Center, officially called the Taft Education Center. It has offices, a National Park gift shop, an audio-animatronic exhibit of William's son Charles Phelps Taft II fishing and telling stories about his father and other members of the Taft family, and a short biographical film on William Howard Taft.


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