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 yearround. 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.
All of our tours, of the mansion, are accompanied by a Guide. The last tour of the day starts at 3 pm, an hour before closing. Don’t miss the boat!
IN THE EVENT OF INCLEMENT WEATHER, PLEASE CALL THE MUSEUM TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE OPEN.
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.
1101 East Market Street
Jeffersonville, IN 47130
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