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Henry B. Plant Museum

Address: 401 West Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33602
Phone Number: 813-254-1891
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Ranked #15 of 61 Attractions in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: Once the Tampa Bay Hotel, this museum focuses on the hotel's role in the Spanish-American War.
Attraction details
Type: History Museums, Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Once the Tampa Bay Hotel, this museum focuses on the hotel's role in the Spanish-American War.

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Spring Hill, Florida, Usa
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

What a fun experience and an interesting historical museum about a Tampa person from an exciting era in history. Those were the days! It was decorated for Christmas . . . and the fun thing was finding all the hidden little mice. The volunteers are friendly and knowledgeable. And we went on seniors day which was a reduced fee. A... More 

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Utah
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249 reviews 249 reviews
78 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

In December, the amazing architectural gem, the Plant Museum, a 19th century hotel, is open daily for its Victorian Christmas Stroll. Each room is outfitted in a theme with a Christmas tree dressed appropriately. The history of the building is fascinating. Rathskeller in the basement.

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Clearwater Fl
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Enjoyed the Christmas Stroll at the Museum tonight. The decorations are beautiful and everyone there is in the Christmas Spirit. It was worth the 11.00 admission. A must see for the holiday

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Leamington, Canada
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343 reviews 343 reviews
88 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We came here today with a group of seniors from our Church in Lakeland for a day outing. This museum that was originally the Tampa Bay Hotel was built back in the 1800's by railroad and shipping magnate Henry B. Plant in a grand scale, in a mixture of Moorish, Victorian and Asian architecture. This place in its heyday had... More 

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Sun City Center, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Very nice visit to this Museum decked with Holiday decorations. Each little room was chock full of period furniture, nick nacks and Christmas decorations. I could have spent all day, but my husband had Saturday football on his mind. There were little white mice hidden in the rooms and we had to count them for fun and to get a... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Great rooms and antiquities! the curators do a fine job. You can just imagine the grandeur of the hay-days and the fun and services the folks visiting must have had. I say keep the museum, have Jeff Vinik from the Tampa Bay Lighting or another historical funding group, and make it what it was, and use the theme of the... More 

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Devon
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A very interesting exhibition of what the famous Tampa Bay Hotel was like in it's illustrious prime. A little on the dark side as far as lighting goes, but some wonderful examples of what money could achieve in the early 20th century.

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Saint Pete Beach, Florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

had friends in from South Dakota wanted to show them this great place when we got there the parking attendant was great friendly helpful and Cherie when we got through the door it was a different matter the lady seemed irritated that we were there and snapped at us several times, she then also snapped at the group behind us,... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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67 reviews 67 reviews
58 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Went to this museum on a recent weekend trip over to the Tampa Area. $10 admission and audioguides can be purchased as well. The building in a part of the University of Tampa now but a portion of it remains as is was when this place operated as a hotel in the late 1800's to early 1900's. If interested in... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Have been to Tampa a few tines and noticed the striking minarets with half moons spires atop and never knew this was once the very historic Tampa Bay Hotel. So close to downtown hotels you can easily walk in approx 10 minutes. The hotel is now incorporated into the University of Tampa campus. The Henry B. Plant museum is small... More 

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