The Historic Home of the Tafts

The William Howard Taft Birthplace National Historic Site is the Cincinnati, Ohio birthplace and childhood home of William Howard Taft, our 27th POTUS – and the only U.S. President to also serve as Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. This beautifully preserved 19thcentury home and its grounds in Cincinnati’s Mount Auburn neighborhood are open every day of the year except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.  The National Park Service operates the site, which includes the Taft Education Center next door, where your tour begins.

More about the history of this Cincinnati treasure can be found here.

Friends of the Taft Legacy

The Friends of the William Howard Taft National Historic Site (Friends of the Taft Legacy) are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to preserving, interpreting, and promoting community awareness of William Howard Taft and his family’s values. The Friends were originally formed in 1983 to help with the restoration and preservation of the historic Taft home in Mount Auburn and building of the Taft Education Center next door. The Friends continue to focus on preservation and interpretation of the National Historic Site. In addition, the Friends partner with other community groups in furtherance of the values for which the Taft family and the Friends stand. Community engagement programs include concerts, speakers, and scholarship awards.

More about the history of the Friends of the Taft Legacy can be found here.

We welcome all interested parties to join us! Come meet a Ranger, learn about historic Mount Auburn, and find out how the Taft family’s legacy has helped shape Cincinnati into the vibrant city it is today.

The Taft Family Legacy

Learn about the Taft Legacy


Visit the Historic Taft House


Browse our learning resources.

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