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Henry B. Plant Museum

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Address: 401 West Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33602
Phone Number: 813-254-1891
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Leisure education
Description: Once the Tampa Bay Hotel, this museum focuses on the hotel's role in the...
Once the Tampa Bay Hotel, this museum focuses on the hotel's role in the Spanish-American War.
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Yes, I'm a docent here

I am a docent (tour guide) at the museum so I admit that I am wildly prejudiced in its favor. I picked this museum out of all the other Tampa museums because it is unique: it is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Temple Terrace, Florida
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Temple Terrace, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I am a docent (tour guide) at the museum so I admit that I am wildly prejudiced in its favor. I picked this museum out of all the other Tampa museums because it is unique: it is a lifestyle museum. It does not only display what one of the most special hotels in 1890's Florida looked like, but it teaches... More 

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West Haven, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is a fun place to visit. It's a beautiful old building that has been put to very god use. It's a great insight into the history of Tampa and it's founding unique history. Loved walking around and making believe what it would have been like to be there back in the hay day of the grand hotel!

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A great place to see. your are able to walk through a lot of the campus. You can walk over to the rivers edge. Facing the river look to the right there is a beautiful white stair case that exits the river edge to Kennedy Street. The staircase is lovely and takes a great picture. You are also able to... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Quite hard to find but once there it's very interesting.Not to expensive to get in.Tells the story how Henry Plant built the hotel

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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Beautiful Historic Museum. Beautifully decorated and preserved. Unique date night experience. Interesting find in Downtown Tampa.

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Land O Lakes, Florida
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Saw the Christmas decorations and wondered where the rest of the museum was. Museum is small and a bit boring actually.

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sun_n_fun_mom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Small, turn-of the-century museum. We visited during the holidays when it was decorated for Christmas. Small kids not interested at all.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our self-paced audio tour of the Henry B. Plant museum, which was formerly the Tampa Bay Hotel built by Plant in 1888. Rooms have been restored and include several different exhibits ranging from re-created guest rooms to collections of memorabilia regarding Roosevelt and his Rough Rider's stay at the hotel, fine art collections, and the hospitality industry... More 

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We spent 30 min driving through traffic and finding a parking spot amongst campus construction only to discover that while the museum should be open it is temporarily closed for historical preservation. We were disappointed, but walked around the campus and explored the history of the building by ourselves. They have a lot of historical pictures lining the walls and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Me and several friends went to the museum. It was interesting and beautiful. Also, it was large enough to keep us occupied but not so large that we lost interest before seeing the whole museum. Very good experience and friendly staff.

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Additional Information about Henry B. Plant Museum

Address: 401 West Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33602
Phone Number: 813-254-1891
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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