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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
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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Good Riverboat History

The replicas of steamboats are impressive to view. Period furnishings in the museum demonstrate the grandness of the era and wealth of steamboat owners. Make sure to visit the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Denise S
Rio Grande, Ohio
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Rio Grande, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The replicas of steamboats are impressive to view. Period furnishings in the museum demonstrate the grandness of the era and wealth of steamboat owners. Make sure to visit the parlor as it was my favorite room in the house. There was a display of period dresses throughout the house. Can't believe women were that small.

Thank Denise S
Pinckney, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely worth a trip. Hidden gem dedicated to preserving steam boat history. I did the guided tour. Kadie was enthusiastic and informative. Worth the wait if necessary. After I was still able to walk about on my own and read some of the plentiful information. There is also an archive if you are interested in research contact them directly. Highly... More 

Thank DrSandyD
Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Nice old home of a steamboat mogul with beautiful wood designs all over with maritime themes. Ornate rooms with matching chandeliers that may have inspired the room design. Older woman docent very knowledgeable and loves to tell the history.

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Dover, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Loved this museum! Great history! Loved the paddle boats! When in the area, you really need to stop by here!

1 Thank blockparty216
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful, tranquil, historical home & grounds. Very economical. Nice, small gift shop. Friendly, guided tour.

Thank Lorie G
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

If you like Victorian houses, you will love the Howard Steamboat Museum. Located across the street from the Jeff Boat works where they are still churning out large craft for our inland waterways. The annual chautauqua is fun event for the whole family, booths,crafts and food for everyone. A slice of a by-gone era.

Thank Rick C
Jeffersonville, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

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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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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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 

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Jeffersonville, Indiana
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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

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