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
(for 10 or more persons)
Available upon request with a qualifying reservation only.
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.
Check out some of the coverage we are getting for our 60th Anniversary in print media!
From the 14, May 2018 Waterways Journal, St. Louis, MO.
Looking for that perfect gift or stocking stuffer?
How about a Howard Steamboat Museum Gift Pass for your friends and family!
They are good for one year from the date issued and allow you to share the history of the famous three-generation steamboat building Howard family, their legacy, and the lore of the Great Steamboat Era.
They are available at the museum during our regular business hours.
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.
FULL STEAM AHEAD TO THE HOWARD STEAMBOAT MUSEUM AND MANSION!
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.
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.
IN THE EVENT OF INCLEMENT WEATHER, PLEASE CALL THE MUSEUM TO MAKE SURE WE ARE OPEN. (812) 283-3728
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!
Phone: (812) 283-3728
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.