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Howard Steamboat Museum & Mansion

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

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Great hidden gem in Indiana

Absolutely incredible workmanship throughout the house, very knowledgeable staff. The house is full of handmade woodwork and carvings that will amaze you and a very interesting... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Oricke
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Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
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Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely incredible workmanship throughout the house, very knowledgeable staff. The house is full of handmade woodwork and carvings that will amaze you and a very interesting history of the property, the owners and shipping.

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Thank Oricke
Jeffersonville, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The Steamboat museum is fascinating and gives one a view into the ship building industry that Jeffersonville is noted for. The museum is chocked full and restored beautifully. During the summer the Chatauqua is a must.

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Eureka, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

I highly recommend a visit to the Howard Mansion it is well worth the reasonable admission fee. The docent was not in the day we visited so the accountant gave us an overview of the mansion's history which was very informative and then we proceeded on the self guided tour following the guide booklet. You can spend an hour or... More 

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Louisville, KY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

I finally got around to visiting The Howard Steamboat Museum and realized what a beautiful treasure it is. I was informed that there was 15 types of wood used in the house and 96 percent of the furnishings are original to the house. This is virtually unheard of these days. This was all done by craftsmen from the shipyard. I... More 

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Thank jgbtravels
Fairfax
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119 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

A great place to visit to learn about steamboat history; the house was built by the owners of a steamboat building company and the interior woodwork was carved by steamboat workers. A fascinating history and it was also nice that several of the upstairs rooms were devoted to steamboat history. The interior of the house is beautiful and well-maintained. Definitely... More 

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Southampton, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Visitation of this house museum was in two phases - the first was a guided tour, the second was a self-tour. On display were the luxurious living accommodations of a successful riverboat company owner and his family. It is obvious they loved to shop for beautiful things - mostly in far away places. The museum can be credited with preserving... More 

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Thank Tetor22
Jeffersonville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

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 

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Thank dawso008
Jeffersonville, Indiana, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

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.

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Thank Sue C
Saint Henry, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 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

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Rio Grande, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 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.

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