Howard Steamboat Museum & Mansion, Jeffersonville

#42 of 166 in Museums in Indiana
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. To visit Howard Steamboat Museum & Mansion on your trip to Jeffersonville, use our Jeffersonville journey planner.
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  • Very interesting, we had a great time looking and learning. The craftsmanship was beautiful. Must see.  more »
  • This is both a historical museum on the steam boat industrial revolution AND a beautiful home of the period. I especially liked the Americana spirit and the use of steamboat craftsman on the interior....  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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