The Howard Steamboat Museum

The The Howard Steamboat Museum is a small, but spectacular museum dedicated to preserving the history of the famous three-generation steamboat building Howard family, their legacy, and the lore of the great steamboat era.

Located in the mansion built by the shipyard employees between 1890 and 1894, the museum features 80% original furnishings (60% of which came from a family expedition to the Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893).  We tell the story of the earliest navigating pioneers to the current day on the river with extensive focus on the steamboat era.

Contact Information

Travis C. Vasconcelos
Reservations and Information:
(812) 283-3728

1101 East Market Street, Jeffersonville, Indiana 47130, United States

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Other Information

  • Hours Open

    10:00am to 3:00pm Tuesday through Saturday and 1:00pm through 3:00pm Sunday (Closed on Mondays and all major holidays)
  • Seasons Open

    Year round operation
  • Prices and Fees

    $6-10.00 depending on available discounts
  • Accessibility

    Our first flood is handicapped accessible. We regret that due to the historic nature of the building, the upper two floors are not handicapped accessible.