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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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Neat place!

This is a neat little museum located on the river in Jeffersonville, Indiana. The yard looks like a graveyard for steamship pieces, but it's cool to see them so close up. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Tiffany S
Jeffersonville, Indiana
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Jeffersonville, Indiana
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a neat little museum located on the river in Jeffersonville, Indiana. The yard looks like a graveyard for steamship pieces, but it's cool to see them so close up. The information inside is great if you're interested in the steamboat era.

Thank Tiffany S
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I went there once very knowledgeable about the family and workers that was very involved in the making of steamboats along the Ohio River !

Thank Dwayne D
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the history and details of America's past through the lens of a Steamboat museum. The staff was knowledgeable on the Howard's history and not just in Jeffersonville but also in our Nation's. Thankfully the Howard family chose to preserve their past for future generations. The best part is how they ate connected to Kokomo, IN where I was... More 

Thank James J
Jeffersonville, Indiana
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This is a wonderful piece of river history. You can have an unguided tour, but I recommend having one of the local volunteers give you a tour. Lots of antiques.

Thank dawso008
Orleans, Indiana
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46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Really enjoyed touring this old museum. Very informative about the area and ships. Great grounds to tour

Thank BarbaraLynnS
Terre Haute, Indiana
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39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 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 

1 Thank saxsellers
Louisville, Kentucky
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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 

Thank shirleygirlky
Crothersville, United States
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12 reviews
5 attraction 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!

1 Thank Lyndia H
Cape Coral, Florida
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 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 

1 Thank incommunicadoplus
Minneapolis, MN
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342 reviews
234 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 281 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 

1 Thank snochasr

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