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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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Touching history

Had a great time looking at all of the exhibits in the museum. The beginnings braille itself, how... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Louise W
Great experience!

I took my daughter for the tour today and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. The tour was very... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2018
Erin M
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Looking for a unique Louisville experience? Founded in 1858, the American Printing House for the Blind is a company like no other. We're the world's largest creator of braille and educational aids for blind users. And you can watch them being made, step-by-step, as you tour our facility. During your FREE visit, you will: -Write your own name in braille. -See books printed on century-old braille presses and modern digital versions. -Explore the efforts of generations of blind and visually impaired students, teachers, and inventors to overcome obstacles to learning. -Handle braille books, tactile maps, and globes. -Tour a working recording studio where "Talking Books" are made. Located on historic Frankfort Avenue, the American Printing House for the Blind is within easy walking distance of charming shops and restaurants.
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1839 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206-3148
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Had a great time looking at all of the exhibits in the museum. The beginnings braille itself, how APH was founded, the innovations that have occurred over the years. But non like those of the past 20. Got to tour the production area, see how...More

Thank Louise W
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

I took my daughter for the tour today and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. The tour was very informative and it’s nice to see the Braille being produced in the factory. A real hidden gem in Louisville and I highly recommend to others.

Thank Erin M
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Reviewed 2 August 2017

Spent about 1 1/2 hours in their museum -- very informative and many opportunities for interaction with displays. Went through the museum twice to make sure that I didn't miss anything! We had missed the tour of the printing facility but returned later in the...More

Thank Vicki K
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

A guided tour of the APH museum and factory will open your eyes to the many things that are produced to help the visually impaired function independently in a sighted world. Great guides explain what you are seeing and invite children to explore some of...More

1  Thank GigiRoss2014
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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

1  Thank legomama5
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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
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Reviewed 10 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.

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Reviewed 23 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

3  Thank HikingLife614
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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
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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
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Response from Vicki K | Reviewed this property |
Without question the museum would be a better bet for children. There are many things that a child can do there but the tour itself would not hold the interest of a child -- especially the 5 year old. I think that you... More
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