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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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Write your name in Braille

We found info about this at the Louisville Visitor Center and our daughter wanted to go just to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jennifer D
via mobile
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
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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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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 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found info about this at the Louisville Visitor Center and our daughter wanted to go just to write her name in Braille. Free parking in their visitors lot, free tour. We were there about an hour, very informative of things sighted people probably haven't...More

Thank Jennifer D
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 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.

Thank stasong195
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

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 17 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
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