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Museum Admission

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Hours of Operation: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Wednesday–Monday

General Admission: General admission includes access to the museum’s collection galleries located in the Taft historic house and our current special exhibitions.

Admission is free for Taft members, military, and youth (17 and under); $15 for adults; $12 for seniors. Non-members save by purchasing tickets online. Sundays and Mondays are free!

All reservation tickets can be made with ease using your email address: create an account here. If you have an existing account, select an event and sign in before checking out! We encourage you to save your login credentials to avoid logging in each time you reserve tickets. 

ADMISSION ONLINE ON-SITE 
Members FREE FREE
General $12 $15
Senior $10 $12
Child (17 and under) FREE FREE
Groups of 10 or more LEARN MORE LEARN MORE
Military (with ID) FREE FREE
Sundays & Mondays FREE FREE

Group Visits: 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 or contact events@taftmuseum.org

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, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Indigenous People's Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. 

Discounts: From member savings to nationwide programs, there are several ways to experience the Taft at a reduced price. Learn more.

 

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 on-site garage. The front gates and garage open 15 minutes before opening.

Please Note: cars left in the museum garage after hours 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 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. We encourage you to review our visitor information prior to your arrival. 

Please Note: Policies are subject to change. The most up-to-date information can be found on this page.

We’re Here to Help! 

The Taft's Visitor Experience and Security teams are here to provide care and protection to the visitors, collection, and historic house. Our dedicated staff is here to help provide you with assistance, direction or answer 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 museum's operations, across all categories of individuals.  
  • Verbally abusive, harassing, discriminatory, or threatening statements or behavior toward museum staff or other visitors is not tolerated. 
  • Please follow the instructions of our team members. The Taft reserves the right to refuse or revoke the admission of any visitor whose conduct violates these guidelines. 

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. 

  • No outside food or drink is allowed. Water is allowed only for medical purposes. (Policy updated February 2024).
  • 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 are not permitted. 

Groups 

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 limited mobility. Elevators and lifts, restrooms, parking, wheelchairs, and ramps are available.  

Exploring the Galleries 

Visitors of all ages are welcome at the Taft! Ask our Visitor Experience team about ways to experience our collection and special exhibitions during your visit. 

Lindner Family Café 

Unwind and dine in the café and on our patio (weather permitting) with artfully prepared meals, including delicious vegetarian and vegan options.  Members enjoy a 10 percent discount. Reservations are strongly encouraged. 

Museum Shop 

Choose from books, stationery, jewelry, and unique handcrafted gifts. Members enjoy a 10 percent discount on purchases and special offers throughout the year.  

Coatroom and Lockers 

The coatroom 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 leave it in the coatroom. Backpacks, packages, diaper bags, and laptop bags smaller than 11 x 15 inches may be carried in the galleries.  

Lost and Found 

If you have left something behind at the museum, please contact Security at (513) 352-5149. 

Wheelchairs and Strollers 

Wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis; just ask the Visitor Experience team. Lightweight umbrella strollers or soft-front infant carriers may be taken throughout the museum.  

Diaper Changing Stations 

Diaper changing stations are available on both the first and second floors of the museum. 

Smoking 

The museum is a smoke-free facility. Smoking and vaping are not permitted anywhere in the museum or on our campus. 

Protecting the Artwork 

Our intimate house setting allows visitors to see art and furnishings close up. Please help us preserve the house and collection for future generations by remembering not to touch or brush against the works of art, historic furniture, or window treatments. Touching leaves traces of natural oils and acids that can damage artworks, fabrics, and other surfaces. 

Sketching with Pencils 

You 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 

Non-flash personal photography and video in the galleries are encouraged. Any restrictions on photography will be clearly identified. Professional video cameras, tripods, monopods, selfie sticks, and opened laptops may not 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 museum's communication platforms. Please be advised that promotional images and video may be captured during your visit or attendance to a museum 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. 

Wi-Fi 

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

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