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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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The architecture of this building was cool looking with the spindles. It is across from the University. The history behind the place and the heavy players in Florida (Flager... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The architecture of this building was cool looking with the spindles. It is across from the University. The history behind the place and the heavy players in Florida (Flager, etc.) were interesting. The furnishings were authentic. Worth a visit.

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Palm Harbor, Florida
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

any tour of tampa will include this iconic building with minarets and cupolas ... Henry Plant's fanciful masterpiece is a marvel of architecture, vision and victorian excess which includes florida's first elevator! you can capture a glimpse into what it was like to travel to a stylish resort "back in the day." if you visit in december don't miss the... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We were looking for something to do that was out of the heat. The Plant Museum was the perfect, short activity for a summer day. Very interesting, clean, and informative place. Not sure that children would like it very much, but the adults will learn a lot about the history of the Tampa area. Well worth the money and time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

What a beautiful trip through history! Each room boasts a different Christmas tree decorated in period ornaments that is specific to each room. An extensive array of memorabilia telling the story of the Tampa bay area, the buildings that now compromise the University of Tampa from it's guilded beginning and it's history to present day. Ech year I visit with... More 

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tampa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I only wish this was still a hotel. There is so much history here. You will be amazed when you visit.

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Tampa, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful for history and architecture! Love those Moorish turrets. The Victorian museum is a treat for the eyes and mind! Would have loved to step back in time and stayed here when it was a hotel!

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The museum in an old hotel gave you a real feel for turn of the century living in an authentic setting. You can walk there from downtown! It is located on the grounds of the University of Tampa.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Quaint, interesting, and fun museum. Went with a field trip. Amazing what they could build so long ago. This is a great field trip for kids, and also a great place for adults to go and learn some history.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Nestled on the grounds of the University of Tampa is this delightful treasure of a museum! The cost is minimal (discounts for students and seniors) and includes an audio self-guided tour. There's lots of interesting information and the opportunity to learn more on topics of interest by typing in said code. You'll be transported back in time and can easily... More 

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Panama City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The Plant Museum is located on the Beautiful University of Tampa campus. It is an important part of Tampa history and well worth the small admission charge.

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Additional Information about Henry B. Plant Museum

Address: 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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