A message from our Director

We are closed out of concern for our guests, volunteers, and staff during the unfortunate COVID-19 situation.

Staff will continue to work remotely and onsite. You can reach us via email or phone during regular hours.

Phone: (812) 283.3728

Or

Email: info@howardsteamboatmuseum.org


For Carriage House rentals and events email thecarriagehousehsm@gmail.com or call Bonnie at (502) 396-5096

 

Howard Steamboat Museum staff will continue to monitor the situation through communication from the CDC, Clark County Health Department, Indiana Department of Health, and follow all federal, state, and local mandates. We will announce updates via email, our website, and on social media.

 

Stay well, take care, and please plan to visit the Howard Steamboat Museum after this situation passes!


 

Our Business Hours

When docents are available the last guided tour will be at 2:30pm and last self-guided admission 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 when docents are available

Group Rates

(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. Group Tours are only available on Tuesday through Friday.  We cannot accommodate groups on weekends.  Thank you for your understanding. 

 Our Historic Carriage House

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This beautiful 1880’s-vintage building has been recently renovated and repurposed into a deluxe rental venue.  Our breathtaking facility can easily accommodate 100+ guests inside and over 200 utilizing the attached 3-season veranda, patio, and outdoor museum campus.  Please click on the link Carriage House to learn more about this exciting venue and how it can fit your needs.


Contact Information

Museum: (812) 283-3728 

Carriage House: (812) 913-4591

Campus Address: 1101 East Market Street Jeffersonville, IN. 47130 

Museum email:  info@howardsteamboatmuseum.org

Carriage House email: thecarriagehousehsm@gmail.com


 

 

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.

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.

 

IN THE EVENT OF INCLEMENT WEATHER, PLEASE CALL THE MUSEUM TO MAKE SURE  WE ARE OPEN.

(812) 283-3728

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:

Museum: (812) 283-3728

Carriage House: (812) 913-4591

 

Campus 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, Carriage House, and on the campus of the museum at all times.