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Howard Steamboat Museum & Mansion

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Address: 1101 E Market St, Jeffersonville, IN 47130-4333
Phone Number: 888-472-0606
1:00 pm - 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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A wonderful piece of history in Jeffersonville, Indiana

I lived in Jeffersonville for years and didn't visit this steamboat museum...always said I would one day. Our Leadership Southern Indiana class met there one day in 2004 and I've... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jeffersonville, Indiana
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Jeffersonville, Indiana
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I lived in Jeffersonville for years and didn't visit this steamboat museum...always said I would one day. Our Leadership Southern Indiana class met there one day in 2004 and I've been a fan ever since. Although they are struggling to find volunteers to help with the outside, the inside is maintained beautifully. You will want to pay for the tour... More 

Thank dawso008
Jeffersonville, Indiana, United States
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very nice to have such a museum right in our backyard. we volunteer here annually to assist with the upkeep of the grounds before their festival. would highly recommend volunteering.

Thank Sue C
Saint Henry, Ohio
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

This mansion was an excellent place to tour. It had lots of original item in the house. Great place to visit. 😄😄 good place for the whole family

Thank KarenBruns
Rio Grande, Ohio
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162 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

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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232 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank MIZT13
Dover, Ohio
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62 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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