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William Howard Taft National Historic Site [OH]

The William Howard Taft National Historic Site contains the house in which Taft (1857-1930), 27th President of the United States and 10th Chief Justice, was born and raised. Taft's term (1908-1912) is remembered for trust-busting, promotion of the 16th Amendment, and global economic development efforts. The first floor of the Greek Revival structure houses period rooms, while the second floor is devoted to exhibits. Topics include both Taft himself and his family.

The site offers guided tours of the William Howard Taft Birth Home, exhibits, period rooms, ranger-led field trips, and Junior Ranger activities. The website offers lesson plans.