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Museum Hours




11 a.m.–4 p.m.

11 a.m.–5 p.m.

11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Please Note: The Taft Museum of Art is closed on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. 


Museum Admission

Advance, Timed Tickets Are Required

Walk-in tickets, subject to availability

Join the Taft Museum of Art for our bicentennial exhibition, In a New Light, featuring 80 works from our historic house collection. We hope you'll consider the suggested $10 donation during registration to support our Love This House campaign in lieu of admission. Advance tickets available now.



General Admission


Member Admission



Group Visits: To ensure an exceptional experience, groups of 12 or more should contact the museum at or by calling 513-684-4516. We try our best to accommodate groups without advance registrations; however, we cannot guarantee admission due to capacity and program restrictions. Learn more about scheduling a group visit.

Visiting During Our Bicentennial

Please Pardon Our Dust–Our Historic House is an (Art)Work in Progress!

The Taft Museum of Art is embarking on our much-anticipated Bicentennial Infrastructure Project, set to begin this August.  Supported by the Love This House capital campaign, the project will ensure the future stability of the 200-year-old historic house. During this special project, our historic house galleries are temporarily inaccessible through Spring 2022.  In a New Light is currently on view and features 80 works from our historic house collection.  We hope you'll consider the suggested $10 donation during registration to support our Love This House campaign in lieu of admission. 

During the Bicentennial Infrastructure Project and preparation phases, the Taft Museum of Art will remain open to the public (with some exceptions such as entry to the historic house), which includes access to the museum’s other amenities such as the Lindner Family Café (separate reservations required), Museum Shop, and special programs and events will also remain open.  To learn more about how you can celebrate our historic house’s 200th birthday while we preserve it for future generations, click here.

Please contact with any questions about your tickets or how to visit during this time.   



Ensure a Safe Visit for You and Others

Before visiting, please review our health and safety protocols. The Taft will continue to share updates on COVID-19 to inform our staff, volunteers, and visitors of effects to museum operations and safety. 

We stress that plans are subject to change as we need to be flexible and attentive in this unique situation and put the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, and visitors first. We continue to urge all of you to take this health threat seriously and to play your part in keeping yourself, your loved ones and our many different communities as healthy and safe as possible.



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.


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 on-site garage. The front gates and garage open 15 minutes before opening. 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: — locate nearby garages and see competitive parking rates — pay meters from your smartphone — 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 available for everyone to enjoy. The following information will help make your visit more fun. Please Note: the Taft reserves the right to refuse or revoke the admission of any visitor whose conduct violates these guidelines.


We’re Here to Help!

The Taft's Security & Public Safety Associates are here to provide care and protection to the visitors, collection, and historic house. Please do not hesitate to ask for assistance or direction.

Our expert team of dedicated staff is here to help if you have any questions or concerns during your visit. So they can provide you with great service, remember that:

  • The principles of diversity, equity, access, and, inclusion apply to all aspects of the Taft’s operations, across all categories of individuals. 
  • Verbally abusive, harassing, discriminatory, or threatening statements or behavior toward Taft staff or other visitors is not tolerated.
  • Please follow the instructions of Security & Public Safety Associates.


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. 

ADA Accessibility 

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


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

Family Gallery Materials

Visitors of all ages are welcome at the Taft! Guests can use the free, self-guided tours and “Closer Look” labels to guide to spark conversation and develop critical thinking skills.

Museum Shop

Choose from books, stationery, jewelry, and unique handcrafted gifts on-site and with a selection online. Members enjoy a 10% discount on purchases and special offers throughout the year. For more information, email

The Lindner Family Café

Sample our gourmet lunch boxes, made fresh on-site daily. Please note that service is walk-up only and reservations are not required but may be made for group bookings of 10 or more.  Members enjoy a 10% discount. For lunch, the Taft has also partnered with our neighbors at the Lytle Park Hotel's restaurant, Subito for 10% off on food and non-alcoholic beverages by mentioning your visit to the Taft Museum of Art when making your reservation. Learn more.

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.

Prohibited Items

The Taft reserves the right to refuse entry to any visitor carrying a prohibited item. All bags and containers of any type are subject to security inspection.

  • Other than water, outside food or drink is not allowed, unless for medical purposes.
  • Glass containers, jars, aerosol cans, and liquids other than water are not permitted in the museum.
  • Any large objects, such as flags, banners, frames, artwork, shopping carts, sporting goods, and recreational equipment, are not permitted in the museum.
  • Plants and flowers are not permitted.
  • Costumes are not permitted.
  • Weapons and hazardous materials are not permitted.
  • Illegal substances and/or contraband is not permitted.


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

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.

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.

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.

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 or attendance to a Taft program or event. Registration or ticket purchase through 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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