Museum Hours

11 a.m. – 4 p.m. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Lindner Family Café and Shop are open during regular Museum hours.

The Taft is closed Mondays and Tuesdays, New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.


  • Members, youth (18 and under), and active military are always FREE!
  • Guest passes must be presented at time of transaction.
  • All tickets will include admission to the historic house.
  • Admission is FREE on Sundays!
Adults $12 $10
Seniors $10 $8

The Taft offers limited free on-site parking for guests visiting the Museum, the Shop, and the Lindner Family Café for lunch.

To ensure an exceptional experience, groups of 12 or more should contact the Museum at (513) 684-4516 prior to arrival. We do seek to accommodate groups without advance registrations. However, admission is not guaranteed 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, across from Lytle Park, in downtown Cincinnati.

The closest Cincinnati Red Bike stations can be found at P&G (Fifth and Broadway) and at Sawyer Point (East Pete Rose Way and Eggleston Avenues).

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



The Taft offers limited free on-site parking for guests visiting the Museum, the Shop, and the Lindner Family Café for lunch.

Parking Alternatives West of the Museum, Closer to Downtown

ABM Queen City Square
303 E 4th Street (bet. Broadway St – Sycamore St)
Rates Vary

ABM First Financial Center
406 Main Street (bet. E 4th St-E 5th St)
Rates Vary

Eagle Reality – Broadway Garage
306 Broadway St (bet. E 3rd St-Arch St)
Closed Sundays and Holidays
Indoor Garage – Self-Park – Cash Only

Parking Alternatives East of / Behind the Museum

Both lots are outdoor lots, self-park / rates vary

Parking Company of America
558 Culvert St (bet. E 5th St – Sentinel St)
541 Eggleston Ave (bet. E 5th St – Sentinel St)
514 E 5th St (bet. Culvert St – Eggleston Ave)

Tri-State Parking Lot 5E

468 Culvert St (bet. E 4th St-E 5th St)
415 Eggleston Ave (bet. E 4th St-E 5th St)

Helpful links: – locate nearby garages and see competitive parking rates – pay meters from your smartphone – update information on Downtown road construction and street closures

Visitor Guidelines

Our permanent collection resides within the intimate setting of our historic house. The following information will help make your visit more enjoyable.

Please Don’t Touch the Art

One great pleasure of our home 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, sculpture, furniture, or draperies.


The front gates and garage open at 10:45 a.m. The Museum doors open at 11 a.m.
Limited parking for Museum guests is available in the Taft’s onsite garage. If the garage is full, there are parking meters across the street and throughout the neighborhood, as well as garages close by. Cars left in the Museum garage after hours will be towed.

Coat Room and Lockers

For security reasons and to prevent crowding, coats cannot be carried through the galleries. Visitors are welcome to wear their coats while touring the galleries, or leave them in coat check. The coat room and lockers are located on the first floor.

Backpacks, packages, diaper bags, and laptop bags exceeding 13 inches high × 17 inches wide × 8 inches deep must be placed in a locker.

Travel luggage and garment bags are not permitted in the coatroom. Please leave oversized items at home so you may comfortably enjoy your visit.


Because of space constrictions, horizontal tandem strollers and vertical tandem strollers are not permitted. Parents with infants may use single strollers, lightweight umbrella strollers, or soft-front carriers.

Photography/Video Recording/Laptops

Visitors are welcome to take photographs of the museum and the artworks in the permanent collection for personal, though not commercial, use. However, photography is not permitted in galleries that house loaned artwork—usually, the Fifth Third and Sinton galleries. If you are uncertain, please consult with museum security.

Video cameras, tripods, and laptops are not permitted in the galleries and special exhibition areas. For safety reasons, use of selfie sticks is prohibited.

Promotional Images

The Taft Museum of Art routinely takes images and video for use in marketing materials and on the Taft’s website and social media 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. 

Cell Phones

Cell phones are permitted everywhere in the Museum, but please do not disturb other visitors by engaging in a phone conversation while touring the galleries and permanent collection.

Sketching with Pencils

Sketching is allowed in the galleries. Drawing boards, clipboards, and sketch pads should not exceed 15×16 inches. Only graphite pencils are allowed.  Pens, markers, crayons, charcoals, colored pencils, chalks, or pastels are not allowed.

Lost and Found

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

Food and Drink

Food and drink are not permitted in the galleries or special exhibition areas. Guests may not bring their own food or beverages to the Museum. For dining information, please contact the Lindner Family Café at (513) 352-5140 or

No Smoking

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


The Museum’s security 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.


To ensure an exceptional experience, we strongly recommend that groups of 12 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. Please see our Group Visits page for more information.