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Henry B. Plant Museum

401 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606-1450
+1 813-254-1891
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Once the Tampa Bay Hotel, this museum focuses on the hotel's role in the Spanish-American War.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tampa bay hotel” (72 reviews)
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401 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606-1450
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"tampa bay hotel"
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"spanish american war"
in 43 reviews
"audio tour"
in 35 reviews
"gilded age"
in 26 reviews
"victorian christmas stroll"
in 24 reviews
"grand hotel"
in 17 reviews
"victorian era"
in 16 reviews
"teddy roosevelt"
in 15 reviews
"turn of the century"
in 17 reviews
"original hotel"
in 12 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 22 reviews
"original furnishings"
in 9 reviews
"college campus"
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"its heyday"
in 8 reviews
"tampa history"
in 30 reviews
"step back in time"
in 19 reviews
"self guided"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The is a beautiful museum with lots of history. It takes about 2 hours to tour and is well worth the time spent there. Anyone who wants to learn about Old Florida should go there.

Thank Donald L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I visited the Plant Museum on a Sunday afternoon. The museum was not busy at all which allowed us to enjoy the experience without feeling crowded or rushed. The museum showcases the history of the Tampa Bay Hotel which operated during the...More

Thank newlymarriedman12
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited the Henry Plant Museum at the University of Tampa many times and enjoy it each time. We took our travel mates from the UK and spent several hours. It is inexpensive and highlights a time in Tampa's history most know nothing about....More

Thank mgill2005
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Reviewed May 9, 2018

After visiting this unique museum, I know why so many places have Plant in their name. Henry Plant was a major factor in the growth of Tampa. The Tampa Bay Hotel is stunning and certainly unique in architecture. The furnishing in the museum are part...More

Thank Spurgeon Y
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Reviewed April 25, 2018

The museum is a hidden gem in Tampa. The University of Tampa is a gorgeous campus that I suggest driving or walking around to see. The building is quite beautiful itself and it contains a ton of cool things inside. It is very informative and...More

Thank Louis F
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Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

I was more interested in seeing the building than the collection but it was all wonderful. Very informative self guided handheld devices were great and taught me so much. So many beautiful pieces and displays. There was a short movie on a loop that explained...More

Thank Alicia S
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Reviewed April 24, 2018

This historic home is open to the public for a small fee. Tours are self-guided with headsets to listen to the history. We thoroughly enjoyed it. My fav room was the exhibit of all the garden seats that had been in the gardens of the...More

Thank Julia T
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Reviewed April 22, 2018

Beautiful architecture and if you have an interest in architecture this would be the building to see. Also very interesting Imperial Exhibit.

Thank LucyH512
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Reviewed April 7, 2018

Beautiful museum. Lots to see. Lots of exhibits. Audio tour was great. Lots of historic artifacts and furnishings.

Thank gmokan
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Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

If you want to learn about the Russian czars through their Faberge and Hernd possessions this is a fabulous exhibition. The museum is in the beautiful former Tampa Bay Hotel on the campus of the University of Tampa and displays many of the original Victorian...More

Thank Cynthia J
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Admission to the Museum is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and students, $5 for children (4-12) and free for kids under 4.
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