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Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind

Closed Now: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Very Interesting

The museum is small, it is next to a school for the blind. The exhibits are outstanding. We were... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chicago, Illinois
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Very interesting and informative

This museum is so well-done! Really interesting displays and examples of the types of educational... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2018
Kate C
Baltimore, Maryland
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Looking for a unique Louisville experience? Founded in 1858, the American Printing House for the Blind is a company like no other. We're the world's largest creator of braille and educational aids for blind users. And you can watch them being made...more
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1839 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206-3148
+1 502-895-2405
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is small, it is next to a school for the blind. The exhibits are outstanding. We were two adults with two teenagers and spent over an hour examining the objects and learning about the history. None of us got bored. The staff went...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018

This museum is so well-done! Really interesting displays and examples of the types of educational materials that the APH provides to students of all ages, as well as a lot about the history of Braille and other methods of written communication for people who are...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kate C
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Lauren did a fabulous job with leading our tour of the printing house museum. It was fascinating to see all the items available if someone had a vision loss. To find out the history behind how braille came about and some of the interesting stories...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Carlene J
Reviewed May 28, 2018

First off, this is a very unique place to visit. They do so much for the community by making braille items, and other resources for the hearing-impaired. We took the 9:30 tour hoping we would avoid school groups. We did, except for a group of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 25, 2018

Got there with only an hour to tour the museum. We didn't take a guided tour - not sure if one was available. Staff was friendly. In truth, glad to go at my own pace. Plenty of hands on opportunities and videos detailing the evolution...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 24, 2018 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour except for a preschooler that kept crying. The tour guide was excellent and we learned so many things. There are hands on activities in the museum and there are things for kids to enjoy. I would not recommend the hour...More

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

My family went on a tour with 6 kids all under the age of about 8. They ruined the tour because they kept talking and interrupting the guide. We had Allison as our guide and she was very informative and patient with the kids. The...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank tarateaches424
Reviewed May 14, 2018

Had a great time looking at all of the exhibits in the museum. The beginnings braille itself, how APH was founded, the innovations that have occurred over the years. But non like those of the past 20. Got to tour the production area, see how...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Louise W
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

I took my daughter for the tour today and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. The tour was very informative and it’s nice to see the Braille being produced in the factory. A real hidden gem in Louisville and I highly recommend to others.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Erin M
Reviewed August 1, 2017

Spent about 1 1/2 hours in their museum -- very informative and many opportunities for interaction with displays. Went through the museum twice to make sure that I didn't miss anything! We had missed the tour of the printing facility but returned later in the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Vicki K
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Response from Vicki K | Reviewed this property |
Without question the museum would be a better bet for children. There are many things that a child can do there but the tour itself would not hold the interest of a child -- especially the 5 year old. I think that you... More