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Howard Steamboat Museum & Mansion

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Address: 1101 E Market St, Jeffersonville, IN 47130-4333
Phone Number: +1 888-472-0606
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 13:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 March 2016
Lorie G
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Lorie G
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 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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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 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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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 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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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 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 

Thank James J
Jeffersonville, Indiana
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 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
Orleans, Indiana
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71 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

Really enjoyed touring this old museum. Very informative about the area and ships. Great grounds to tour

Thank BarbaraLynnS
Terre Haute, Indiana
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61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015

My wife & I visited this place on a free day we had during vacation. We're glad we went! The house is great to see and the tour guide was extremely knowledgable. My favorite part is that they guide you on the first floor, then let you explore on your own...upstairs and on the main level. The house is gorgeous... More 

1 Thank saxsellers
Louisville, Kentucky
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015

The guide that we had was very knowledgeable about the house, the history of the residents, and the importance of the impact that Howard had on the steamboat industry. The architecture was beautiful, with rooms with stained glass, and 16 different kinds of wood in casework, the main staircase, beautiful pocket doors, and woodwork. I was very glad that I... More 

Thank shirleygirlky
Crothersville, United States
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015

The Museum is small but has a lot of history. The décor is great and lots of original furniture. Loved it!

1 Thank Lyndia H

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