The William Howard Taft National Historic Site commemorates the only man to serve as President and Chief Justice of the United States. The house that Taft was born in has been restored to its original appearance. A visit to the site includes a tour of the restored birthplace and four period rooms that reflect the family life during Taft's boyhood.
The home also includes second floor exhibits highlighting Taft's life and career. The Taft Education Center, located adjacent to the Birthplace, houses an orientation video, exhibits on later generations of the Taft family, and classrooms for visiting schools. The signature exhibit of the center is an animatronic figure of the President's Son, Charlie Taft. Charlie tells stories about different family members.
The Taft house is in the Mount Auburn section of Cincinnati. Traveling I-71 N, take Exit 2 (Reading and Florence). Stay in right lane, turn left at first stoplight onto Dorchester Street and go to the top of the hill. Turn right on Auburn Avenue and go 1 1/2 blocks to the home.
Traveling I-71S, take Exit 3 (Taft Road). Go 3/4 mile to Auburn Avenue. Turn left and go 1/2 mile to the home. There is visitor parking in front of the Taft Education Center, located adjacent to the Taft home.