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.

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The Howard Steamboat Museum will be closed on Thanksgiving Day (23, November), Christmas Eve (24, December), Christmas Day (25 December), New Year’s Eve (31, December), and New Year’s Day (1, January 2018) so our staff can spend time with their families on these special holidays. 

We wish you a most blessed holiday season and look forward to your visit after the holidays.

 


 

 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! 

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The Carriage House at the Howard Steamboat Museum

 


Upcoming Special Events

at the Howard Steamboat Museum


 

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Our Annual

Christmas Open House

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  Sunday 10, December 2017   

At the Historic Howard Steamboat Museum 

1:00p.m -4:00 p.m.

Come home to the Howard’s and enjoy the spirit of the Holiday Season with us in their beautiful Mansion. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be here along with some light refreshments.

There is no admission for this event. However a $5.00 donation is suggested.  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.

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 THAT WE ARE OPEN. (812) 283-3728
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.