Our Business Hours

(The last admission is at 3:00 PM )
Weekdays: Monday-Closed | Tuesday • 10:00 AM-3:00 PM | Wednesday • 10:00 AM-3:00 PM | Thursday • 10:00 AM-3:00 PM | Friday • 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
Weekends: Saturday • 10:00 AM-3:00 PM | Sunday • 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM 

Self Guided Tours available anytime the museum is open at regular rates

Guided Tours offered if docents are available

Group Rates (for 10 or more persons) available upon request.
Please make reservations at least one month in advance.



 Be sure to watch our Carriage House page for exciting updates on the construction for this most exciting repurposed and historic facility. 

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The Carriage House at the Howard Steamboat Museum


Upcoming Special Events at the Howard Steamboat Museum

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The Howard Steamboat Museum

Presents an exhibition of Victorian Clothing by Ruby Grace Miller


Open to the public during regular museum business hours from

18, July 2017 until 30, September 2017

Historic Dress Creator and Shakespearean Artist Ruby Grace Miller will exhibit her breathtaking reproduction Victorian era clothing in the formal rooms of the Howard Steamboat Museum.

You will be able to see the type of clothing worn by ladies of means in the era displayed in the rooms of the home.  Each garment will be mounted on a form and feature a date displaying the era of the clothing.

This exhibit will be included with standard admission to the museum.


Our 14th annual River Ramblings

Sunday 15, October 2017 at 3:00pm

 In the Laundry House on the grounds of the Howard Steamboat Museum

Our featured speaker will be Mr. Jonathan Tschiggfrie

Sharing his research on

The voice of the river; the mighty Steam Calliope

$5.00 suggested donation at the door.  Donations support the continued operations of the Museum.

Step into the Steamboat Era with a tour of the Howard Steamboat Museum. This beautiful 1894 home was built by, premier steamboat builders, the Howards of Jeffersonville. The Howard Steamboat Museum features original furnishings, brass chandeliers, stained glass windows, intricate carvings throughout and even a grand staircase!

Master craftsmen, from the shipyard, created much of the decor in the mansion. Howard built steamboats included, the luxurious J.M. White (featured to the left), the speedy City of Louisville and the popular Indiana. Models, photographs, paintings, half-hull models and other artifacts abound at this unique Jeffersonville museum.

The Howard Steamboat Museum is open year round. Personal, informative tours are offered.

During the summer months we are on Eastern Daylight Time (same as Louisville), otherwise, Eastern Standard Time. Buses welcome. Upscale and fast food restaurants are located nearby.


The Mission of the Howard Steamboat Museum is to preserve the Howard family story, their mansion, the history of their shipyards and to foster an appreciation of the development of river steamboats and commerce along the way.

Howard Steamboat Museum Hours:
Tuesday-Saturday: 10 – 3
Sunday: 1 – 3
Monday: Closed

Tours of the mansion can be either self-guided or with a Docent. The fee is the same either way.

The last tour of the day starts at 3 pm (an hour before closing). No admissions after 3:00pm.



Admission fees:
Adults: $7.00, Seniors (65+): $6.00
Students age 6 through college: $5.00
Children under 6 with an adult: Free
Military, AAA, and AARP: $6.00

Group Rates (for 10 or more persons) available upon request.
Please make reservations at least one month in advance.

Contact us:
Phone: (812) 283-3728

Our Address:
1101 East Market Street
Jeffersonville, IN 47130

Out of respect for the jewel of history we offer, we ask that at no time food and drink be brought into the Mansion.

Pets are not permitted in the Mansion nor on the campus of the museum due to insurance concerns.

Smoking is prohibited in the Mansion nor on the campus of the museum at all times.