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Museum Hours

* Please check our special re-opening hours and policies (including vulnerable guest hours) beginning July 10, 2020 before purchasing a ticket.

MONDAY–THURSDAY

Closed

FRIDAY

11 a.m.–4 p.m

SATURDAY–SUNDAY

11 a.m.–5 p.m

The Taft Museum of Art is closed on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

 

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Admission

Members, youth (18 and under), and retired and active military (with ID) are always FREE!

Guest passes must be presented at time of transaction.

Save on admission when you buy online. Admission is always FREE on Sundays!

All tickets include admission to the historic house and special exhibitions unless stated otherwise. 

FRIDAY–SUNDAY PRICE AT DOOR ONLINE ADMISSION
Adults $12 $10
Seniors $10 $8
Members FREE FREE

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Group Visits

To ensure an exceptional experience, groups of 12 or more should contact the Museum at 513-684-4516 prior to arrival. We try our best to accommodate groups without advance registrations; however, we cannot guarantee admission due to capacity and program restrictions. Please see our Group Visits page for more information.

 

Map & Directions

The Taft Museum of Art is located at 316 Pike Street, at the east end of Fourth Street. We are across the street from historic Lytle Park in downtown Cincinnati.

The closest Cincinnati Red Bike stations can be found at Procter & Gamble at Fifth and Broadway, and at Sawyer Point at East Pete Rose Way and Eggleston Avenue.

The closest Cincinnati Bell Connector streetcar station can be found at Station 2, the 247 Telemarketing station located at Fourth and Main streets.

Parking

The Taft offers limited free on-site parking for guests visiting the Museum, the Museum Shop, and the Lindner Family Café during regular Museum hours in the Taft's onsite garage.The front gates and garage open at 10:45 a.m. and the Museum doors open at 11 a.m. Please note, if cars are left in the Museum garage after hours, they will be towed.

Parking Alternatives West of the Museum, Closer to Downtown

ABM Queen City Square

303 E Fourth Street, between Broadway and Sycamore street

Rates vary

 

ABM First Financial Center

406 Main Street, between E Fourth & E Fifth streets

Rates vary

 

Eagle Realty—Broadway Garage

306 Broadway, between E Third & Arch streets

Closed Sundays and holidays

Indoor garage — self-park — cash only


Parking Alternatives East of or Behind the Museum

Outdoor lots, self-park / rates vary

Parking Company of America
558 Culvert Street, between E Fifth & Sentinel streets
541 Eggleston Avenue, between E Fifth & Sentinel streets
514 E Fifth Street, between Culvert Street & Eggleston Avenue

Tri-State Parking Lot 5E

468 Culvert Street, between E 4th Fourth & E Fifth streets
415 Eggleston Avenue, between E Fourth & E Fifth streets


Helpful links:

BestParking.com — locate nearby garages and see competitive parking rates
CincyEZPark.com — pay meters from your smartphone
RoadMapCincy.com — up-to-date information on Downtown road construction and street closures

 

Visitor Information

Our permanent collection, special exhibitions, Museum Shop, and the Lindner Family Café reside within the intimate setting of our circa 1820 historic house and modern museum wing, which conveniently connects with our covered parking garage. The Taft Museum of Art is accessible for everyone to enjoy. The following information will help make your visit more fun.

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We’re Here to Help!

The Museum’s security staff is here to provide care and protection to the visitors, collection, and historic house. Please do not hesitate to ask for assistance or direction. All bags are subject to security inspection.

ADA Accessibility 

The Museum is fully accessible to visitors with mobility impairment. Accessible elevator, restrooms, parking, wheelchairs, and ramps are available. 

Groups

To ensure an exceptional experience, we recommend that groups of 10 or more contact the Museum prior to arrival. While we do try to accommodate groups without advance registration, admission is not guaranteed due to capacity and program restrictions. 

Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the first floor of the Museum, including the Lindner Family Café, Luther Hall, garden, and terrace.

Coatroom and Lockers

The coat room and lockers are located on the first floor. Coats may not be carried through the galleries. Please plan on wearing your coat while touring the galleries or leaving it in the coatroom. Backpacks, packages, diaper bags, and laptop bags smaller than 13 × 17 × 8 inches may be carried in the galleries.

Lost and Found

If you have left something behind at the Museum, please call the Security Office at 513-352-5149.

Wheelchairs and Strollers

Wheelchairs are available on a first-come basis in the coatroom by the Museum Shop (on the first floor). Lightweight umbrella strollers or soft-front infant carriers may be taken throughout the Museum.

Diaper Changing Stations

Diaper-changing stations are available in the restrooms located on the first and second floors of the Museum.

Museum Shop

Choose from books, stationery, jewelry, and unique handcrafted gifts. Members enjoy a 10% discount on purchases and special offers throughout the year. For more information, call 513-352-5138.

The Lindner Family Café

Our full-service café is open during Museum hours. View the menu and make reservations online or call 513-352-5140. Members enjoy a 10% discount. Please note, food and drinks may not be taken into our galleries or brought into the Museum.

Family Gallery Materials

Visitors of all ages are welcome at the Taft! Pick up a free, child-friendly, self-guided tour for the historic house galleries. Use the special exhibition “Closer Look” labels and guide to spark conversation and develop critical thinking skills

Protecting the Art

One great pleasure of our house setting is that the art and furnishings can be viewed at close range. Please help us preserve the house and collection for future generations by remembering not to touch paintings, sculptures, furniture, or draperies.

Photography/Video Recording

Photography in the permanent galleries is encouraged. Please note, some loaned artwork may not be photographed by the owners’ request and will be marked. 

Video cameras, tripods, selfie sticks, and opened laptops cannot be taken into the galleries and special exhibition areas.

Sketching with Pencils

Guests are welcome to sketch in the galleries using graphite pencils and drawing boards, clipboards, and sketch pads that do not exceed 15×16 inches. Please do not use pens, markers, crayons, charcoals, colored pencils, chalks, or pastels.

Smoking

The Taft Museum of Art is a smoke-free facility. Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the Museum or on the grounds.

Promotional Images

The Taft Museum of Art routinely takes images and video for use in marketing materials and on the Taft’s communication platforms. Please be advised that promotional images and video may be captured during your visit. Entrance to the Museum constitutes acceptance of this policy. If you wish to avoid the possibility that you might appear in an image used for Taft promotional purposes, please alert the program manager/photographer upon arrival.

 

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