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Howard Steamboat Museum & Mansion

1101 East Market Street, Jeffersonville, IN 47130
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Type: Specialty Museums
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- Aug 5, 2014
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Lexington, Kentucky
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52 reviews 52 reviews
47 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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153 reviews 153 reviews
57 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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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75 reviews 75 reviews
54 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Louisville, Kentucky
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158 reviews 158 reviews
119 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

We have visited the Howard Steamboat Museum on multiple occasions. Twice just for the tour (we took friends back) and once for the the festival. What an epic way to enjoy a day, get a great look at the past, and an understanding of how people lived in a bygone era of great steamships. This museum is a really great... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Thank goodness we stumbled upon this museum by accident. The combination of being a huge family home plus the artifacts of designing & building steamboats back in the day made us all interested to take the tour. It was a bit costly but worth every penny.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

I went here with my Mother last summer and we both had a very nice time. It was nice for both of us to learn more about the history of this area and since my Mother is not from here it gave her a general feel for the area and what made it what it is. I would definitely recommend... More

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