We'll be driving via motorcoach up to 35 miles at a time today, or approximately 45 minutes. Access to the William Henry Harrison Tomb Historic Site is via approximately 30 flagstone steps with a handrail. Walking/standing up to 2 hours at a time.
At the hotel, the breakfast buffet offers choices such as scrambled eggs, bacon or sausage, and beverages including milk, juices, coffee, tea, water.
Our first historical field trip of the day will be to the Harrison-Symmes Memorial Foundation Museum that focuses on President William Henry Harrison, his grandson, Benjamin Harrison (not an Ohioan!), as well as a Harrison in-law, John Cleves Symmes. First, we will hear a presentation on William Henry Harrison by an instructor from the Harrison-Symmes Museum. From there, we’ll pay a call at the William Henry Harrison Tomb Historic Site.
We will stop outside Cincinnati for a plated meal. Coffee, tea, and water will be included.
We'll take our motorcoach to the William Howard Taft National Historic Site where Taft was born and grew up. We'll be greeted by a National Park Service Ranger for a background presentation, followed by an ranger-led exploration of the Taft home. We will then enjoy a presentation on the Taft family by a local expert. We will also have an opportunity to spend time in the Visitor Center, a.k.a. Taft Education Center, on our own. From theTaft National Historic Site, we will board the motorcoach with our local expert and explore the city through the eyes of the Taft family. One of our stops on this city exploration will be the Taft Museum of Art, where William Howard Taft accepted his nomination to presidency. The museum also houses a collection of landscape murals by one of the first internationally recognized African-American artists, Robert S. Duncanson.
We will take the motorcoach to a local restaurant for a buffet meal. Coffee, tea and water are included.
At leisure. Prepare for check-out and departure in the morning.