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Taft Museum of Art

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Neighbourhood: Central Business District
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Address: 316 Pike St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-4214
Phone Number: +1 513-241-0343
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Housed in a 175-year-old Federal building, this private art collection -...

Housed in a 175-year-old Federal building, this private art collection - one of the world's best - includes art from around the world, from 13th-century European sculpture to ancient Chinese porcelains to 17th-century European painting.

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Nice touch of history

Nice walking self guided tour of the Taft home. Pricey but a good visit. They had various people stationed through the home to answer questions. Some approached us to see if we... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Paducah, Kentucky
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Paducah, Kentucky
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice walking self guided tour of the Taft home. Pricey but a good visit. They had various people stationed through the home to answer questions. Some approached us to see if we wanted to ask anything. Most didn't.

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Ray twp, michigan
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Taft is spacious and well lit. It is a very nice place to visit if you like the exhibit but this trip the current show is a bit hollow.

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Thank Skimo11
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39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great exhibition, with a great audio tour guide. Take your ear buds and download the free app to your phone and you are good to go. For first time visitors the internal entrance to the Museum may not be apparent, you need to walk through the cafe.

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Thank John S
Cincinnati, Ohio
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

If you loved Downton Abbey then their recent costume exhibit at the Taft was definitely worth the visit and membership. I was so impressed with the lovely furnishings; paintings and general atmosphere it was worth becoming a member. This is a first class museum on its own. Make the time to visit them. We also enjoyed afternoon tea which was... More 

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Thank Gigidog_10
Michigan
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17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I did not hate this museum, but it was largely saved by the Dowton Abbey exhibit. They had the costumes from the show and that was the draw for me. I have been spoiled by going to the Frick in NYC, and I thought it would be similar. It was not as great as I hoped it would be. It... More 

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Thank apenguingal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

The Dowton Abbey costume exhibit was great at the Taft Museum. A must see is the Rembrandt! A lovely location in the heart of downtown Cincinnati.

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Thank Koncroy
Westchester County, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

This was my second visit to the Taft, a charming little museum in the heart of Cincy. I made a special trip just for the Downton costume exhibit which was almost as cozy as binge-watching the show itself. The displays ran the gamut from Anna's evening uniform to Sybil's nurse's uniform, to the men's town and country suits and of... More 

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Thank aandbg2016
Cincinnati, Ohio
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Took the 5 grandkids here for an outing last summer. They loved seeing the drawings for Carol-Annes Carosel. We had visited Smale Park and the Carosel earlier in the month! BUT the best part was the docent's lecture on Wm Howard Taft! They were rapt by his personality,his contribution to society and to Cincinnati and they knew that he invented... More 

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Thank Nunajones
Cincinnati, Ohio
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12 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

They should just go ahead and call this a gallery, because it's not really somewhere that you go to experience art. You get docents looking down their nose at you if you even touch and wall and there is really not anything for kids to do besides silently look at the art. The docents have all the charm of a... More 

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Thank Ron C
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

The Museum was so interesting and the special Downton Abbey Exhibit was worth the trip. The Tea room for afternoon tea was closed by the time we were finished seeing the museum, but the gift shop had some things.

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