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Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind

1839 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206-3148
+1 502-895-2405
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What a great way to learn where braile started

This was a great tour. No only does it show you the history of braile and how it is all put... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2016
Tammie S
Florissant, Missouri
Fantastic tour

This your was so interesting, and we had a fabulous tour guide. We learned so much about technology... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2016
Delta, Utah
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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, step-by-step, as you tour our facility. During your FREE visit, you will: -Write your own name in braille. -See books printed on century-old braille presses and modern digital versions. -Explore the efforts of generations of blind and visually impaired students, teachers, and inventors to overcome obstacles to learning. -Handle braille books, tactile maps, and globes. -Tour a working recording studio where "Talking Books" are made. Located on historic Frankfort Avenue, the American Printing House for the Blind is within easy walking distance of charming shops and restaurants.
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Hours Today: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1839 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206-3148
+1 502-895-2405
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Reviewed 28 April 2016

This was a great tour. No only does it show you the history of braile and how it is all put together it will also show you the history of how things have evolved thoughout the years.

Thank Tammie S
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

This your was so interesting, and we had a fabulous tour guide. We learned so much about technology that is available for the visually impaired and had an opportunity to actually see Braille books being printed. Another highlight if the tour was watching the process...More

Thank Chandlerk7
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

You can spend a fascinating hour or so checking out this museum. It's free, has history , well curated exhibits and some interesting hands on stuff for kids

Thank Harriette F
Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Must see!!! We loved the museum, but the tour was absolutely essential in our enjoyment. There are 2 each day, ours was a 10. Factory tour of the company, but also an excellent museum. Very well done, all around.

Thank Miyelani
Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

This was my second visit to the museum and it is one of my favorites! Friendly staff, a great curator, and great exhibits.

Thank remcdani
Reviewed 22 January 2016

This place should be in the top three things to do in Louisville. You won't find a museum or tour like this anywhere else. The museum is fun, interesting and educational for all ages. Be sure to take the tour. It is a one of...More

1  Thank Dolly M
Reviewed 29 December 2015

My sisters and I were looking for something to do in Louisville to take up a rainy afternoon, and we found a brochure of this museum and tour. IT"S FREE, so why not? We were able to take the tour with Roberta, who has worked...More

1  Thank Kathleen Rene
Reviewed 9 August 2015

Stopped in to the American Printing House for the Blind on the kid's Cultural Pass this summer. Ended up being just two kids and myself. We were there over two hours, and I had to drag the kids out. Two 11 year old boys loved...More

1  Thank tewks
Reviewed 14 July 2015

Both the museum & the drop-in tour were excellent & fascinating. Lots of tactile & audio exhibits, of course, but also a lot of printed material on everything. Allow at least an hour & a half for tour (M - Th, at 10 & 2)....More

1  Thank 13travellover
Reviewed 6 June 2015

Small, chock full of interesting facts and an amazing history of educating the blind. We should have allowed more time. The staff graciously allowed us to stay another 30 minutes after closing while they finished their work.

1  Thank Kelly M
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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