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Howard Steamboat Museum & Mansion

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Go Out of Your Way to See It

My hub and I went on the tour of the Howard Steamboat Museum & Mansion. The woodwork is unique in... read more

Reviewed December 17, 2018
susiedawson
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Indianapolis, IN
Beautiful old house with a story

The Steamboat Museum is more than just steamboats. Our guide told us about how the house was used... read more

Reviewed November 17, 2018
Ginny067
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Lakeside Park, KY
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1101 E Market St, Jeffersonville, IN 47130-4333
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Reviewed December 17, 2018

My hub and I went on the tour of the Howard Steamboat Museum & Mansion. The woodwork is unique in that steamboat builders installed the interior wood. The chandeliers look like what one would have seen on the showboats. Two ladies were giving tours. Our...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank susiedawson
Reviewed November 17, 2018

The Steamboat Museum is more than just steamboats. Our guide told us about how the house was used and where some of the furniture came from. It gave us a picture of "steamboat times". At first I thought the tour was going to be boring,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Ginny067
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

Only here in Jeffersonville, Indiana on the shores of the Ohio River will you learn about the history of the American steamboats. A beautiful mansion with original pieces of furniture and many many examples of steamboat history make it all come alive. It’s a great...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed May 28, 2018

There wasn't a tour guide available so we took the self-guided tour which was just as informative. Travis gave us great background on the house and steam boat industry and then we were able to use the pamphlet to learn about the rest of the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank TSP2014
Reviewed May 24, 2018 via mobile

This museum is just beautiful on the inside. We did a self guided tour. Travis gave us wonderful background information on the house and the family. The second floor houses models of steamboats and many other items. You could easily spend a couple of hours...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Sheila P
Reviewed May 23, 2018 via mobile

This little museum/ house is a wonderful piece of history. We did a self guided tour because they didn't have any guides. We were given a little book with details about each room on the different floors. Only the first floor is wheelchair accessible. There...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank tarateaches424
Reviewed May 7, 2018

My first impression was not good because of the lady that latched onto us as soon as we walked in the door. The website said it's self guided (guided if you want one) and that's the way we like to do museums. We told her...More

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank cheryl h
Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

I was taken back on how well the museum is well rounded. The first floor showed the lifestyle of the Howard’s. The second floor dedicated to steam boats and tools of the trade. Best seven dollars I have spent in a long time.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Richard J
Reviewed October 3, 2017

I have been to the museum many times over the years. I went on a field trip with my teacher and classmates while in elementary school. My teacher Mrs. Howard was married to the son of the owners. Mr.Howard was a captain and the family...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Brenda F
Reviewed August 8, 2017

We really enjoyed our tour of this well preserved victorian home. Our tour guide Kadie was the best! She was full of knowledge about the home, the history of steamboating and the history of the Howard family and their contribution to the industry. We highly...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank jmdsells
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