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Howard Steamboat Museum & Mansion

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Address: 1101 East Market Street, Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Phone Number: 888-472-0606
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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After the Fire and Flood

After the explosion of the boiler in the basement and subsequent fire, and after the great flood of 1933 that inundated the whole first floor, the house is still largely intact, a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Minneapolis, MN
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Minneapolis, MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

After the explosion of the boiler in the basement and subsequent fire, and after the great flood of 1933 that inundated the whole first floor, the house is still largely intact, a credit to the skilled craftsmen and artists from the nearby Howard Boat Company who built this house like they built boats – resistant to water (naturally) and to... More 

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Winfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This museum is setting is a beautiful historic house that was used by the Howard family as their home and office. It is filled with interesting boat models and original furnishings. Our guide was friendly and informative. He related lots of history of steamboats and the Howard's. The cost was minimal.

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Virginia
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97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This mansion and museum is a bit off the beaten track but worth the side trip. The history of riverboats is layed out in the Howard's mansion. They were a family of boat builders who's shipyard, now called Jeffboat, is the oldest continuously operating shipyard in America. Their history and the shipyard's history should be a treat for any history... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you enjoy American history, this is the place for you. The museum the Howards actually used! You will learn about the importance of steamboats in their time, and the history they bring. The narrators are very nice, and really know their stuff. I'm a steamboat lover, and I learned a lot.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This historic 1870's mansion is a neat place to learn about the history of the building of paddle wheel steamboats

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Ridley Park, Pennsylvania
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

What an interesting museum. This very old Victorian Mansion was home and headquarters of the Howard Steamboat Builders. It contains many examples of steamboat building. Learn about what made these beautiful boats if yesteryear so desired. The craftsmanship, detailed construction and beautiful rail led entry's and colorful stained glass windows. You will learn that the doorways to the suites were... More 

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Camden, IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This home is beautiful and showcases the workmanship of craftsmen who worked across the street building steamboats. It is truly amazing that this home survived both fire and flood. The grand staircase, modeled after the ones found on the steamboats, is truly an astounding sight.

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Chatham, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Our guide, Lowell Smith, was wonderful. At 88 years young he regaled us with his wonderful wit. HIs knowledge of steamboat building, the Howard family and life in the mid 1800's brought history alive. His first hand recounting of his experiences in WW2 made us a captive audience.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Our tour guide was cordial, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. There are many, many interesting items in the museum's collection. Our eleven-year old ended up enjoying the visit even though he was hot and tired after a soccer game. The mansion has modern air-conditioning. There's a flyer at the entrance for a free self-guided walking tour of the grounds. We'll walk the... More 

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West Chester, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

We stopped in for a tour of the Howard Steamboat Museum and loved that the mansion and Howard family history was so preserved. Our guide, Dorothy, was lovely and took us back in time as she showed us around. This historic home was especially interesting in that most of the furnishings and displays were actually of the Howard family and... More 

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