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William Howard Taft

National Historic Site - Ohio

William Howard Taft National Historic Site at 2038 Auburn Avenue in the Mount Auburn Historic District of Cincinnati, Ohio, a mile (1.6 km) north of Downtown. It was the birthplace and childhood home of William Howard Taft, the 27th President of the United States and the 10th Chief Justice of the United States. The two-story Greek Revival house, built circa 1835, is a reminder of the elegant era when wealthier people here could escape the dirt, heat, smoke and crowded conditions of the lower city.

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Official visitor map of William Howard Taft National Historic Site (NHS) in Ohio. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).William Howard Taft - Visitor Map

Official visitor map of William Howard Taft National Historic Site (NHS) in Ohio. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

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Map of the U.S. National Park System. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

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Map of the U.S. National Park System with Unified Regions. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

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https://www.nps.gov/wiho/index.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Howard_Taft_National_Historic_Site William Howard Taft National Historic Site at 2038 Auburn Avenue in the Mount Auburn Historic District of Cincinnati, Ohio, a mile (1.6 km) north of Downtown. It was the birthplace and childhood home of William Howard Taft, the 27th President of the United States and the 10th Chief Justice of the United States. The two-story Greek Revival house, built circa 1835, is a reminder of the elegant era when wealthier people here could escape the dirt, heat, smoke and crowded conditions of the lower city. 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. From I-71 north; Take Exit 2 (Reading Road and Eden Park Drive). Stay in right lane; turn left at first stoplight onto Dorchester Avenue, and go to the top of the hill. Turn right on Auburn Avenue and go 1 ½ blocks to the site. Park will be on the right. From I-71S, take Exit 3 (Taft Road). Follow Taft Road westbound. Go 0.75 mile to Auburn Avenue. Turn left and go 0.5 mile to the site. Park will be on the left. Taft Education Center The Taft Education Center is the park's main visitor center. It is the first building visitors should enter upon arriving to the park. Restrooms are located inside the building along with a water fountain. Visitors will be able to view the park film, arrange for a tour of the Taft home and purchase small items in the park's bookstore. Additionally, special exhibits are available for viewing during various times of the year. Visit the park's website for detailed directions to the site. No Camping No campgrounds available in park. The Taft Family Home in Summer A yellow two-story brick building with tall windows and green shutters on them The Taft Family Home showing the lower-level entrance on the side and the main entrance on the front Taft Education Center A tan and brick sided building with a corner entrance featuring tall glass windows and doors. The main entrance lobby to the Taft Education Center. Taft Home and Taft Education Center A yellow building to the right with a red brick sidewalk leading to a tan and red building The walkway leading to and from the Taft Education Center and Taft Home. Bookstore Area A lobby area with red and white square tiles and two people standing at a counter with a ranger. The main entrance lobby to the Taft Education Center greets visitors when they arrive. Charlie Taft Display A sitting model of an older man in a vest, shirt and pants next to a replica of a car & canoe on top The Charlie Taft animatronic display inside of the Taft Education Center. Shadowboxes Several small and medium-sized glass-covered boxes with different displays inside of them on a wall The shadowbox display of the Taft Legacy inside of the Taft Education Center. Bookstore Area Several books and gift items arranged in rows on slotted walls The small bookstore inside the Taft Education Center offers visitors a chance to purchase souvenirs while at the park Taft Education Center interpretive displays Tall display columns arranged in rows inside of a large room with photos and text on them. The main interpretive display area inside of the Taft Education Center. Taft home display A room inside of a house showing two portraits of men and a fireplace on a wall between two windows. One of the rooms inside of the Taft home with portrait displays of William Howard Taft and Alphonso Taft. Interpretive Exhibits inside of the Taft home A large room with individual columns of artifacts and display items in the center and wall displays A room in the Taft home with exhibits focusing on Taft's tenure as President. Swearing in bible A large open book on display in a glass-enclosed case. The bible that was used for Taft's Presidential swearing in ceremony in 1909 and again in 1921 as Supreme Court Chief Justice. Taft's crib A dark wooden baby crib with wooden spindles sits inside of a bedroom. The crib used by William Howard Taft when he was a baby. Inclined to Move Traversing the hilly neighborhoods in modern cities in the 19th century was made easier with the advent of a new spin on railway technology. Elevated and inclined railways ushered in a modern convenience that was a hit in American cities like Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Cincinnati. Two trolleys on an elevated inclined railway with a building on the right Buckeyes Bound for the Orient In 1905, several notable Ohio political figures, including Secretary of War William Howard Taft, set off on a three-month journey to the far east. This little-known and even lesser-remembered journey was documented extensively by photographers Burr McIntosh and Harry Fowler Woods. Many people on the deck of a cruise ship posing for a photo Like Father, Like Son When it comes to his political career, William Howard Taft is a "chip off the old block." The younger Taft went on to achieve many of the same accomplishments of his father and then exceeded his father by garnering the top posts in the political and legal professions. Father and son Taft in sitting portraits William Howard Taft National Historic Site and the Public Weal Read the story of how William Howard Taft National Historic Site was established and the controversy that surrounded its development and the development of the west end of Cincinnati, championed by the youngest son of William Howard Taft, Charles P. Taft II. A large two-story home with several children out in the front lawn with wrought iron and stone fence William Howard Taft National Historic Site's Very Unusual Visitor On a special weekend in 2013, a very unusual visitor made an appearance from his overseas home. One would say, he came home, but in this case, the wax statue of William Howard Taft made a special appearance from across the pond. All the way from its true home at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in London, England. A wax statue of Taft in a three-piece suit stands next to a lady speaking to sitting children. The NPS in Ohio Learn about and explore the National Park Service sites in Ohio. The Buckeye State has eight NPS sites and additional sites that are bound to intrigue and amaze. But before you click on Ohio's NPS site links, be sure to decipher a special message that young William left for you. Junior ranger logo with man's portrait in center and outline of Ohio map with NPS logo on top William Howard Taft NHS Pathfinder William Howard Taft's public service career was filled with epic high and achievements. It took him thousands of miles away from Ohio and eventually concluded when he achieved his lifelong dream of being on the U.S. Supreme Court. Enjoy this quick and fun pathfinder activity that mimics his journey through his amazing career. Photo of a large yellow house with green shutters and the Jr. Ranger logo National Park Getaway: William Howard Taft National Historic Site Discover a hidden gem in Cincinnati, where the nation's 27th president was born. In the city's first suburb, Mount Auburn, you'll find fabulous architecture, intriguing history, and sites that chronicle the life of a president. a carriage pulled by a horse in front of a large two story home Robert Todd Lincoln and Presidential Assassiations Robert Todd Lincoln, son of President and First Lady Lincoln, had the misfortune to be at the site of three Presidents of the United States. Read about occassion and how Robert Todd Lincoln was connected. a young man in his early twenties posing for a picture wearing a suit jacket On Presidential Births and Deaths There are many connections between the Presidents. This article will explore some of those connections. the United States Presidential Seal From Rhetoric to Railroad to Radio: Ohio’s Presidential Campaigns There were eight presidents from the state of Ohio . Read this article to learn more about each of those presidential campaigns. picture showing the Garfield Home as visitors in carriages arrive in front of the home

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