History is like Frankenstein's monster; all it takes to make it come alive is the right education, a large body of artifacts exhumed from the earth, and an electrical storm. Learn from the past with today's Groupon: for $4, you get two adult admission tickets to the Howard Steamboat Museum (a $10 value), located in Jeffersonville, Indiana.
Chronicling the history of the Howard Shipyard, the Howard Steamboat Museum displays a plethora of steamboat artifacts within a 22-room Romanesque-revival mansion that was built in 1894. Visitors to the Howard mansion step into the nineteenth century, as they can admire original furnishings, brass chandeliers, stained-glass windows, intricate carvings, and primitive steam-powered laptop computers. While walking through the preserved halls, patrons have access to a collection of exhibits, including detailed full- and half-hull models, as well as more than 4,000 original photographs and paintings. Inspect the original paddlewheel from The Delta Queen, study artifacts taken directly from the Robert E. Lee and the Natchez, or browse the gift shop for the ideal present for a seafarer.
Howard Steamboat Museum was featured on HelloLouisville:
- Return to the golden age of steamships with a visit to the Howard Steamboat Museum in Southern Indiana. Located in the former home of the ship-building Howard family, the museum displays artifacts, photographs and paintings on the vessels that once plied the Ohio River and beyond. – Ivonne Rovira, HelloLouisville
1101 E Market St.
Jeffersonville, Indiana 47130Get Directions