Howard Steamboat Museum & Mansion, Jeffersonville

#41 of 170 in Museums in Indiana
Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Step into the Steamboat Era with a tour of the Howard Steamboat Museum. This beautiful 1894 home was built by, premier steamboat builders, the Howards of Jeffersonville. The home features original furnishings, brass chandeliers, stained glass windows, intricate carvings throughout and even a grand staircase!

Master craftsmen, from the shipyard, created much of the decor in the mansion. Howard built steamboats included, the luxurious J.M. White, the speedy City of Louisville and the popular Indiana. Models, photographs, paintings, half-hull models and other artifacts abound at this unique Jeffersonville museum.

We are open year round. Personal, informative tours are offered.
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  • This is a lovely, well preserved home, with lots of history. Well worth the visit, for its historical value, but you will also learn about steamboats.  more »
  • First off, the house is gorgeous and beautifully furnished. Dorothy, our tour guide, was so sweet and informative. She was so nice and she is from the area and knew the family who once lived in the....  more »
  • Great place to visit if you have an interest in either steam boats or architecture. Very well preserved house. Highly recommended.
  • It is a very small, very specific museum. The house it is in is absolutely beautiful and is a time capsule of sorts for the Howard family at the height of their wealth. The second floor is dedicated to boats and the river. It won't take long to go through, we did a self guided tour in a little over an hour.

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