Cincinnati is known for more than just its professional sports teams. It's also the hometown of William Howard Taft, the 27th president of the United States. The historic sites include two Read more...
Cincinnati is known for more than just its professional sports teams. It's also the hometown of William Howard Taft, the 27th president of the United States. The historic sites include two buildings, the Taft Education Center and the William Howard Taft House. The education center gives you a rundown of President Taft's life.
The house itself, which is just across from the education center, sits on a hilltop. Take a guided tour year-round of the two-story Greek revival mansion. Tours occur every half hour, so you have time to peruse the grounds first.
Once you're done exploring the quaint 19th-century house, stop by the nearby Cincinnati Art Museum or Jackson Hill Park. While there's no camping within the city limits, you can head across the Ohio River to Silver Grove, Kentucky for wooded hills and green rolling fields. Hueston Woods State Park also offers lake camping, plenty of nature, and quick access to William Howard Taft's house.
Visit any time of year as the bulk of the historic site is located indoors. However, for great camping, opt for spring, summer, or fall. The Hueston Woods State Park will especially pop during September and October.