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There wasn't a tour guide available so we took the self-guided tour which was just as informative. Travis gave us great background on the house and steam boat industry and then we were able to use the pamphlet to learn about the rest of the...More
This museum is just beautiful on the inside. We did a self guided tour. Travis gave us wonderful background information on the house and the family. The second floor houses models of steamboats and many other items. You could easily spend a couple of hours...More
This little museum/ house is a wonderful piece of history. We did a self guided tour because they didn't have any guides. We were given a little book with details about each room on the different floors. Only the first floor is wheelchair accessible. There...More
My first impression was not good because of the lady that latched onto us as soon as we walked in the door. The website said it's self guided (guided if you want one) and that's the way we like to do museums. We told her...More
I was taken back on how well the museum is well rounded. The first floor showed the lifestyle of the Howard’s. The second floor dedicated to steam boats and tools of the trade. Best seven dollars I have spent in a long time.
I have been to the museum many times over the years. I went on a field trip with my teacher and classmates while in elementary school. My teacher Mrs. Howard was married to the son of the owners. Mr.Howard was a captain and the family...More
We really enjoyed our tour of this well preserved victorian home. Our tour guide Kadie was the best! She was full of knowledge about the home, the history of steamboating and the history of the Howard family and their contribution to the industry. We highly...More
I really enjoyed the visit to this museum. I am not as interested in steamboats as I am in architecture, so I will leave the steamboat comments to others and just say that I really liked the replica of the steamboat Indiana. After finding out...More
I went through this Steamboat Museum and Mansion several years ago with a Leadership Group. The tour was interesting and included a lot about the history of the home (belonging to a Steamboat Captain) and the life of the people who worked on steamboats. The...More