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Henry B. Plant Museum

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Address: 401 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606-1450
Phone Number: +1 813-254-1891
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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Victorian Christmas stroll

Delightful place to visit. An amazing building and history. the museum itself is well curated and presented. The Christmas trees were fun as was the singing.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Delightful place to visit. An amazing building and history. the museum itself is well curated and presented. The Christmas trees were fun as was the singing.

Thank RGRCNwFl
Brooksville, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the museum recently while showing some friends the University of Tampa. The location is absolutely stunning set between the bay and the skyscrapers nearby. While everything about the building and displays is just lovely and very well done there was a very rude employee (a man) in the gift shop area. He was being very snappy and prissy... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have retuned to this museum with family, and enjoyed the amazing history of Henry Plant's Tampa Bay Hotel, now the University of Tampa.

Thank FLexplorer
Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wandering through this place was like stepping back in time. The story of this hotel and its founder is very interesting. We're new to the area and the Henry Plant Museum taught us a lot about the early days of Tampa.

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Augusta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited this Museum with a friend it was kinda interesting to take a walk back into the 1800s and look at the Tampas first luxury resort and hotel, I wish they had more of the Museum and rooms open it would have been even better but it had lots of interesting facts for you to learn as well as... More 

Thank AbbyG365
Kissimmee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time visit and I will go again in December to see the Holiday stroll. Beautiful facade, gorgeous interior. Loved learning the history about it and Tampa. What a great place! Each Sunday they have a character theater production.

Thank Kathy S
Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

superior museum, great story of tampa in the 1800, with great peices of art as well as numeous statues, each with it own history.

Thank BobCat47
Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful museum which captures the heart of Tampa days gone by. The Annual Christmas Stroll is a delightful mix of twinkling lights and antique treasures.

Thank BoCarney
west midlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is small but charming. There is audio equipment to guide you through your tour of the museum. It's a fascinating journey through the background to the hotel and the prevailing political events of the era.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

The place is pretty small and could be seen in less than 1 hour or even less if you don't stop for details. But I liked since it brings a piece of the past in the place that it happens.. like the pictures and the audio tour complements what you see. After the museum walk to the university area and... More 

Thank Reginaldo B

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