The Museum will be closed on Thursday the 26th of November 2020 for the Thanksgiving holiday

We will reopen on Friday the 27th of November at 10:00 am.

We sincerely wish you the safest and happiest holiday!


It is with a heavy heart that we announce we are not having our traditional Christmas Open House and Bazaar this year.

With the current COVID-19 virus situation, we feel that it is in the best interest for the health of our valued guests and staff not to host this annual event at this time.
The museum remains open for tours.
Please plan to join us in December 2021 when we plan to bring back the tradition of the open house and once again beautifully decorate the mansion in its seasonal trimmings for you to enjoy.

From all of us here at the Howard Steamboat Museum, our wish is for you to have a very safe, happy, and healthy holiday season!


Contact Information

Museum: (812) 283-3728

Carriage House: (812) 913-4591

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

Museum email:

Carriage House email:

Our Business Hours

Last guided tour at 2:30pm;
last self-guided tour at 3:00pm

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
Saturday 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
Sunday 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM

Our Historic Carriage House

Carriage House

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.

For Carriage House rentals and events email or call Bonnie at (502) 396-5096

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



The last tour of the day starts at 3 pm (an hour before closing). No admissions after 3:00pm.



(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.