Visit

Exhibit panels exploring the life of Louis Braille and his braille system

Everyone is welcome 

Here is everything you need to know to plan your trip to the American Printing House Factory and Museum. Admission is always free. Explore our tour options and give us a call at (502) 895-2405 if you have any questions. We can’t wait for you to join us!

Drop In Tours

Our doors are open. 

Drop In Guided Tours of the APH Factory and Museum are available twice daily Monday through Thursday, except federal holidays, at 10:00 am and at 2:00 pm. You will explore braille production, the Talking Book studio, educational aids design and production, and end with a chance to explore our museum featuring hundreds of years of blindness history. No need to make a reservation. 

Detail of metal printing type in a wooden tray

Self-Guided Museum Tours

Explore at your pace. 

Take a Self-Guided Tour of the award-winning Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind including objects from the AFB Helen Keller Archive. Our hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday, and from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. We are closed on federal holidays and Derby Day (the first Saturday in May). No need to make a reservation. 

Guided Group Tours

Schedule  your trip. 

Groups of all ages can schedule their own specialized tours of the APH Factory and Museum Monday through Friday during the hours of 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Guided tours are for groups of 10 to 60 people at a time. Bring your friends!

Tour guide in a blue sweater wearing a headset microphone gestures towards a colorful tactile map of Africa

Plan ahead

Visit the historic heart of Clifton. 

The American Printing House is located at 1839 Frankfort Avenue in Louisville, KY, right off I-64 on Frankfort Avenue. Get all the information you need including directions, hours, parking, tour tips, workshops, and more.

An entry into a museum exhibit, flanked by mounted examples of early tactile writing. Above the entry in large black letters is "The Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind." Other museum signs are on the margins of the image.

Accessibility

Removing barriers. 

We’re making the world more accessible starting right here in our museum. View all the ways we’re making this an experience that welcomes everyone.

Closeup of keyboard on black braillewriter with stenciled gold lettering above keys reading "The Perkins Braillewriter"