Opening hours
Park Operating Hours
Sunday 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Monday 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Tuesday 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Wednesday 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Thursday 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Friday 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Saturday 8:00AM - 4:00PM

National Historic Site

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.

The park lies in a humid continental zone with a generally temperate climate. Winters are mildly cold with average temperatures around 48 degrees (F). Summers are hot and humid with an average temperature around 77 degrees (F). Average annual total rainfall is just under 40". Snowfall in the winter is generally light with an average total snowfall of less than 12"

Entrance Fees

  • There are no entrance fees to the park.

Entrance Passes

  • American the Beautiful Pass : $80. The park sells the American the Beautiful Pass series. Prices vary, but the annual pass is $80.

Opening Hour Details

The park is open every day of the year except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.