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Taft Museum of Art

316 Pike St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-4214
+1 513-241-0343
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Often overlooked but excellent museum

The Taft museum is located in downtown Cincinnati in a historic mansion originally owned by the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
AJOhio
Tasteful, cozy ambience

This was our first visit and we were a bit surprised that you drive directly into the parking... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mack3065
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West Lafayette
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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.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“downton abbey” (13 reviews)
“historic house” (12 reviews)
“half brother” (7 reviews)
LOCATION
316 Pike St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-4214
Central Business District
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+1 513-241-0343
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"john singer sargent"
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"old masters"
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"window treatments"
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"special exhibit"
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"music room"
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"permanent collection"
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"nice collection"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Taft museum is located in downtown Cincinnati in a historic mansion originally owned by the Longwood family and then the Tafts (although president William Taft actually did not grow up here). The museum preserves the Taft's excellent art collection, including works by Frans Hals,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first visit and we were a bit surprised that you drive directly into the parking garage (free) and enter the museum from there. You won’t be “strolling the grounds” here since there’s little chance to see the exterior or what small museum...More

Thank Mack3065
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can't believe after living here for many years it took me so long to visit this beautiful museum. I am enjoying my membership and can't wait to visit the outside gardens now that it is spring. The displays within the museum are magnificent especially...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

This is a great place. One of Cincinnati's best museums. Have a membership here. Great place to learn about local history.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

The Taft Museum and House is a beautiful building with a varied historic collection. There are some great murals from Duncanson, one of the first African American artists in the US. There are paintings from European masters, some early American artists and there is a...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

We met friends here to have lunch and see the special Tiffany exhibit. The menu at the cafe is limited but the food was good- I had the brocolli and cheddar quiche and my wife had a salad with chicken on it. The exhibit gave...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

This museum is like a hidden gem on the east side of downtown, it's easy to forget it's there. The museum itself is rather small but the exhibits I've seen here have always been well curated and displayed. The house offers many rooms with paintings...More

Thank dm915
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

great museum, opportunities for free visits. New exhibits are usually what gets me to visit again and I always fall in love again and vow to visit more often. Xmas is nice with their vintage displays.

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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

My friend and I were here to see the special exhibit of quilts. It was a beautifully curated exhibit. There was information available that was helpful to the experienced quilter as well as the novice. I liked the intimacy of this museum. There is no...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

This beautiful turn of the century home holds pictures, artifacts, and architecture to be revered. Because it is a smaller building the time can also allow a lunch or snack in their cafe. Make time to visit the gift shop, we found many great Cincinnati...More

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