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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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Great house & great history

My wife & I visited this place on a free day we had during vacation. We're glad we went! The house is great to see and the tour guide was extremely knowledgable. My favorite... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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Terre Haute, Indiana
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Terre Haute, Indiana
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

My wife & I visited this place on a free day we had during vacation. We're glad we went! The house is great to see and the tour guide was extremely knowledgable. My favorite part is that they guide you on the first floor, then let you explore on your own...upstairs and on the main level. The house is gorgeous... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The guide that we had was very knowledgeable about the house, the history of the residents, and the importance of the impact that Howard had on the steamboat industry. The architecture was beautiful, with rooms with stained glass, and 16 different kinds of wood in casework, the main staircase, beautiful pocket doors, and woodwork. I was very glad that I... More 

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Crothersville, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The Museum is small but has a lot of history. The décor is great and lots of original furniture. Loved it!

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Cape Coral, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This is an incredible opportunity to experience a piece of history that many people overlook. The Howard mansion, the collection and the ones that work and volunteer are truly unique. Many don't realize that that the Howard boat yards built many of the steamboat that operated the inland rives for years or the role it played during WWII building LST's.... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 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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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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Additional Information about Howard Steamboat Museum & Mansion

Address: 1101 East Market Street, Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Phone Number: 888-472-0606
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Jeffersonville
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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