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Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind

1839 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206-3148
+1 502-895-2405
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A hidden GEM!

This was such a surprise. The tour was unbelievable. Our guide was so knowledgable. We all... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2017
legomama5
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Shorewood, Illinois
Amazing Museum with so much history

We both loved this museum. We took our time and enjoyed all the exhibits. There are maps, brille... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2017
Ilene B
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Hammond, Indiana
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Hours Today: 08:30 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1839 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206-3148
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+1 502-895-2405
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

This was such a surprise. The tour was unbelievable. Our guide was so knowledgable. We all learned so much. Highly recommend going on a tour as well as the museum. Such a cool experience! Afterward, walk on down to the sweet surrender cafe and have...More

Thank legomama5
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We both loved this museum. We took our time and enjoyed all the exhibits. There are maps, brille machine, and other items. We will return during the weekday Monday - Thursday so we can get the tour of the Printing House. Exhibits are also in...More

Thank Ilene B
Reviewed 9 August 2016

This is a very informative museum with convenient parking in their lot. Most of the exhibits are not hands on. They require a lot of reading and are not suitable for young children.

Thank stasong195
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

I took a road trip with my kids from Columbus, OH to Nashville, TN. My son is a terrible traveler so to break up the drive, I stopped every 90 minutes. I looked for free things to do in Louisville and came across a tour...More

Thank HikingLife614
Reviewed 16 July 2016

It was seeped in rich history and information, but would advise not to take kids who don't do well with taped off areas, being quiet for long periods of time, or listening.

Thank Janelle V
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

I am a teacher for Visually Impaired students and had to see this museum! It did not disappoint and is really full of exhibits related to the evolution of blind services. For those not fully acquainted with blind issues this is a great introduction. For...More

Thank Stacey H
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Lots of hands on activities for children in the museum. Our 7 and 11 year olds had a great time! The factory tour was very good. Very interesting for adults as well.

Thank J S
Reviewed 28 April 2016

This was a great tour. No only does it show you the history of braile and how it is all put together it will also show you the history of how things have evolved thoughout the years.

Thank Tammie S
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

This your was so interesting, and we had a fabulous tour guide. We learned so much about technology that is available for the visually impaired and had an opportunity to actually see Braille books being printed. Another highlight if the tour was watching the process...More

Thank Chandlerk7
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

You can spend a fascinating hour or so checking out this museum. It's free, has history , well curated exhibits and some interesting hands on stuff for kids

Thank Harriette F
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Avraham R
Dear Sir/Madam, I don't know if this is the right place to ask a question but I am researching an 19th century Israeli blind printer named A.M. Luncz. He became blind at the age of 25 but even after that was a very prolific book publisher. I would like to know if there are other examples of blind printers/ print setters, what technique he would have used to set print in 1905 when he published a particular book I am researching and how come that this bi-lingual book (Hebrew and English) has near perfect Hebrew but an extraordinary number of print setting mistakes in English with flipped letters e.g. d instead of b and q instead of p, If you cannot answer these questions, would you be able to send me contact information of people who might be able to help me? Thanking you in advance, Avraham Roos
19 October 2015|
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