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Henry B. Plant Museum

401 West Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33602
813-254-1891
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Ranked #15 of 85 attractions in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: History Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Description: Once the Tampa Bay Hotel, this museum focuses on the hotel's role in the Spanish-American War.
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Tampa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

The Victorian Christmas stroll is the best. They have all the various rooms decorated with trees. The old hotel is kept up nicely, so you get a feel for how it was in that time period.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Also throughout the year, been a few times with my mother in law and a very good friend. Very interesting. Great history of Tampa shown and the volunteers who staff it are very knowledgeable.

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Sarasota, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

If you are visiting Tampa Bay area make sure to stop and take a good look of Henry B Plant Museum. It is very inexpensive and great way to lear about railroad history in Florida. Highly recommended. Great for families and kids. Good parking. Very informative videos and helpful stuff.

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Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

We visited after dropping friends at the airport...just a few minutes away. The exterior took our breath away! So beautiful and unusual. Parking is free and there is a parking guide" to help out. The building and grounds are shared with the Univ. Of Tampa. The entrance fee ($7 for seniors) includes an easy to use audio guide with interesting... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The story of the Plant Hotels is told in many informative displays and there is so much to see.The volunteer interpreters are friendly and helpful and the building itself is incredible.I can't imagine going to classes in such an historic whimsical place.

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Reddick, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I just went to see what the hotel looked like. I was rushed because my friends were bored. I would of stayed longer and will return some day. I did go up stairs to see what is now classrooms and thought that had a much better view and feel of what the building was in its day.

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Tampa, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Housed in what was the elegant Plant Hotel, this museum will give a great overview of Tampa's fascinating history. Makes it really fun to imagine what Tampa was like around 1900 when all the wealthy from the northeast escaped the chilly winters to enjoy the wonderful Florida weather

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Bristol, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I liked everything about the museum. The is one of the most beautiful museum I have visited. I loved the Victorian furniture and art.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Such a super museum! Love the old grand hotel it's located in. The items on display are very interesting and a story is told with each item. The gift shop is wonderful with little tidbits of Tampa history you can take home.

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Clemson, South Carolina
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25 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We visited this Tampa Bay Hotel in February 2014, and found it very interesting. The Moorish architecture, the fascinating contents, and the history of the hotel and the 1898 war with Spain made this attraction a worthwhile stop. It should take about an hour and a half. My wife and I were especially impressed with the period furniture.

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