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          Our Business Hours

          When docents are available the last guided tour will be at 2:30pm and last self-guided admission at 3:00 PM?

          Weekdays: Monday-Closed | Tuesday ? 10:00 AM-3:00 PM | Wednesday ? 10:00 AM-3:00 PM | Thursday ? 10:00 AM-3:00 PM | Friday ? 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
          Weekends: Saturday ? 10:00 AM-3:00 PM | Sunday ? 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM?

          Self Guided Tours available anytime the museum is open at regular rates

          Guided Tours?offered when docents are available

          Group Rates

          (for 10 or more persons)

          Available upon request with a qualifying reservation?only.

          Reservations are not?required?for tours of 10 or less people.

          NOTE: Please make your Group Reservations via telephone at least one month in advance.? We?require?reservations for groups to?guarantee we will have enough staff on hand to give your guests the best?quality experience.? Group Tours are only available on Tuesday through Friday.? We cannot accommodate groups on weekends.? Thank you for your understanding.?

          ?Our Historic Carriage House


          This beautiful 1880’s-vintage building has been recently renovated and repurposed into a deluxe rental venue.? Our breathtaking facility can easily accommodate 100+ guests inside and over 200 utilizing the attached 3-season veranda, patio, and outdoor museum campus.? Please click on the link?Carriage House to learn more about this exciting venue and how it can fit your needs.?

          Contact Information

          Museum: (812) 283-3728?

          Carriage House: (812) 913-4591

          Campus Address: 1101 East Market Street Jeffersonville, IN. 47130?

          Museum email:? info@howardsteamboatmuseum.org

          Carriage House email: thecarriagehousehsm@gmail.com

          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 Howard Steamboat Museum?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 (featured to the left), the speedy City of Louisville and the popular Indiana. Models, photographs, paintings, half-hull models and other artifacts abound at this unique Jeffersonville museum.

          The Howard Steamboat Museum is?open year round. Both guided and self-guided tours are offered.

          During the summer months we are on Eastern Daylight Time (same as Louisville), otherwise, Eastern Standard Time. Buses welcome. Upscale and fast food restaurants are located nearby.


          The Mission of the Howard Steamboat Museum is to preserve the Howard family story, their mansion, the history of their shipyards and to foster an appreciation of the development of river steamboats and commerce along the way.

          Howard Steamboat Museum Hours:
          Tuesday-Saturday: 10 – 3
          Sunday: 1 –?3
          Monday: Closed

          Tours?of the mansion are self-guided unless a Docent is available.?


          The last tour of the day starts at 2:30 pm. No admissions after 3:00pm.



          (812) 283-3728

          Admission fees:
          Adults: $10.00, Seniors (65+): $8.00
          Students age 6 through college: $6.00
          Children under 6 with an adult: Free
          Military, AAA, and AARP: $8.00

          Group Rates (for 10 or more persons) available upon request.
          ?For?Group Rates?you must?make reservations at least one month in advance.

          Come Home to the Howard’s!

          Contact us:

          Museum: (812) 283-3728

          Carriage House: (812) 913-4591

          Campus Address:
          1101 East Market Street
          Jeffersonville, IN 47130

          Out of respect for the jewel of history we offer, we ask that at no time food or drink?be brought into the Mansion.

          Pets are not permitted in the Mansion nor on the campus of the museum due to insurance concerns.

          Smoking is prohibited in the?Mansion?and?on the campus of the museum at all times