In Jeffersonville


     Clark County Museum                                                                                                                                                                           See historical items significant to Clark County’s history. Newest acquisitions include items from the Lutz-Spriestersbach farm near Charlestown, 1830-1996.                                                                                                                                                                  725 Michigan Avenue Jeffersonville, IN. 812-924-7477

Schimpff’s Confectionery 
Family owned confectionery and candy museum.
347 Spring St., Jeffersonville, IN 47130, 812 -283-8367

Vintage Fire Museum & Safety Education Center
Nationally-known collection of firefighting engines and artifacts.
723 Spring St., Jeffersonville, IN 47130, 502-599-2522

Food & Dining

Restaurant that offers abundant variety, a fun atmosphere, friendly service and reasonable prices.

601 West Riverside Dr., Jeffersonville, IN 47130, 812-284-3474

 That’s My Dog                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hot dog and burger joint in the heart of downtown Jeffersonville, near the riverside and the Big Four Bridge.                         125 Chestnut Street Jeffersonville, IN. (812) 725-8242

Red Yeti Brewing Company
Restaurant and Brew Pub.  Local staple featuring many regionally sourced unique dishes 

256 Spring St., Jeffersonville, IN 47130, 812-288-5788

Ramiro‚Äôs Cantina Express                                                                                                                                                                                Really fun little Mexican Cantina in the middle of downtown Jeffersonville.                                                                                           253 Spring Street Jeffersonville, IN.  (812) 924-7770


Lavender Hill Florals
Florals, wedding and party needs.
359 Spring St., Jeffersonville, IN 47130, 812-288-2388

 Sugar Maples
Antiques and gifts.
109 W Maple St., Jeffersonville, IN 47130, 812-285-1616

Other locations of interest on the web

American Queen
The Steamboat American Queen is the largest river steamboat in the world. She has steam engines that drive a stern paddlewheel along with a pair of diesel-driven propellers that enhance maneuverability.  Her sister vessels the American Duchess and American Countess frequently operates in the area as well.

Behringer Museum
The Home for Northern Kentucky’s Heritage and a most interesting collection of steamboat memorabilia. 

Belle of Louisville
The Steamboat Belle of Louisville is the oldest operating Mississippi River-style steamboat in the world.  She is a true living museum herself!

 Delta Queen 
The Delta Queen is moored in Houma, Louisiana undergoing a restoration to potentially run again.  We hope to welcome her and her guests to the Museum in the near future.

Marion Sue Bradford Thompson
Marion Sue Bradford was a skilled artist who was often drawn to steamboats as the theme of her paintings.

Michael Blaser, Painter of the Rivers, Lakes & Deep Water                                                                                                                               Michael Blazer is a very talented artist who has an amazing site of his works available online. 

Nautical Archaeology Program
The archaeology department at Texas A&M is attempting to excavate and model the Heroine, which was wrecked in in the Red River in 1838.

River Books & Programs by Jerry Hay
Jerry Hay considers himself fortunate to have experienced the beauty, solitude, and adventure that the rivers of Indiana offers.
Contains lots of steamboatin’ information like photos, commentaries, links and recent steamboat news items.
This is a very comprehensive view of past and present steamboats

Southern Indiana is So In
Our local tourism organization and a link to all that is exciting in Southern Indiana.


Group Tours of the Howard Steamboat Museum

We look forward to making your reservation for Group Tours at the Howard Steamboat Museum! 

Your visit to the museum will be the talk of your group with all the options we have available for you.  We can personalize the experience with expert guides who can even meet you on your bus to introduce you to the museum before you come on campus to explore.  

At an additional cost, we have the ability to host luncheons prior to your tour in our restored Carriage House, which can seat up to 100 people comfortably.  We even have a video presentation which can be combined as part of the experience.  

To qualify for reduced group rates, groups need to be more than 10 people and less than 50 people.  This way we can give you the best quality experience.  You will need to be ready to climb stairs to see all three floors of the mansion as we have no elevators.  Because our restrooms are those of an old house, you may wish to make plans ahead of arriving on campus.   Because of business constraints we regret we are not able to offer group tours on weekends.  In addition, we require reservations no later than two weeks prior to your arrival so we can have adequate staff on hand to give you the best possible experience. 

For rates and scheduling of Group Tours contact our office Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm by calling   (812) 283-3728 or email us at


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