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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 with a qualifying reservation  

Reservations are not required for tours of 10 or less people.

NOTE: Please make your Group Reservations via telephone at least one month in advance.  We require reservations for groups to guarantee we will have enough staff on hand to give your guests the best quality experience.

(812) 283-3728

Due to the Abbey Road On the River Festival in Jeffersonville roadway access to the museum from the freeway and downtown Jeffersonville will be extremely limited from

23, May 2018 until 29, May 2018. 

All major roads in downtown Jeffersonville will be closed through the festival 

Our suggestion for easy access to the museum

Exit I-65 (north or south) at 10th Street in Jeffersonville and proceed east to Meigs Avenue.  Turn right (south) on Meigs and follow to Market Street.  Take a left (east) on Market Street and we will be 1/2 mile on your left.   

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

Click the link below and watch us grow! 


The Carriage House at the Howard Steamboat 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. Both guided and self-guided 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: $10.00, Seniors (65+): $8.00
Students age 6 through college: $5.00
Children under 6 with an adult: Free
Military, AAA, and AARP: $8.00

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

Come Home to the Howard’s!

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 and on the campus of the museum at all times.