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Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind

1839 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206
502-895-2405
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Ranked #25 of 78 attractions in Louisville
Type: Museums
Most recent review
- Jul 5, 2014
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Hamilton County, Indiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

It is just amazing on what people can create for others with disabilities. The best thing is that it is free to visit, I would loved to have had more time to enjoy it.

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Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
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58 reviews 58 reviews
37 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

This museum is must see in Louisville. It is very educational, unique and free. Plan on at least 2 hrs to see everything. You may have to call ahead to see when tours are given. Tours are only given a couple of times a day. The tour is very informative, in seeing of what challenges blind people have, and what... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Really enjoyed our visit. Our 11 year old daughter enjoyed learning about all the forms of printing and the instruments developed throughout the years to enable the blind to read and communicate with others. We were not expecting to stay as long as we did, but it was so interesting. We will allow more time next time we visit to... More

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Chatham, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Very informative tour about the ways that APH helps people who are visually impaired or blind. The making of talking books and braille books was especially interesting.

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We recently visited the museum on a Friday. We knew that we wouldn't be able to get a guided tour since they don't do this on Fridays. Nonetheless, we went anyway. Boy, did we get more than we expected! We toured the museum, which was very informative. The kids got to type out a message in braille on a braille... More

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Middle Tennessee
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113 reviews 113 reviews
43 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

We took our grandchildren to this facility on a recent trip to Louisville and it was definitely educational for all of us. I had never considered how difficult blindness would be and all of the ways this organization helps the blind. Marissa was our guide and she did a fantastic job even though she is legally blind. This is definitely... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

I am not blind, nor do I have family or friends who a blind, but this really showed how blind people can overcome daily obstacles. It also showed the history of innovations for the blind population. It my family a lot to think about.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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64 reviews 64 reviews
21 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

I never stopped to think about how difficult it would be to learn to read braille. There was a museum that had the history of the differnet prints for braille. One was our regular letters raised.. and while you may thing it easy.. it isnt. We how they actually made the braille pages of books, how they made different products... More

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ohio
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127 reviews 127 reviews
80 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

We took our grandsons here to raise their awareness of the needs of the blind and how they cope. There are limited exhibits but what is there is very nice. The boys enjoyed working with the exhibits like building an eyeball or working with math software, punching out their names in Braille, etc. Worth an hour's visit. Free.

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San Diego, CA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
48 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012 via mobile

The folks at the downtown visitor center suggested we check this out so off we went. When we got there we were given a tour of the various production lines and then shown to the museum. We don't know any blind people so it was fascinating to see all the educational products that have been produced over the years for... More

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