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Henry B. Plant Museum

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Once the Tampa Bay Hotel, this museum focuses on the hotel's role in the Spanish-American War.
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401 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606-1450
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building is beautiful. It had a lot of interesting facts about the Tampa area. I really enjoyed my tour.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lori V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well done museum of the hotel and local history. Enjoyed my time in the museum and walking the grounds.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 415Cyclist
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I got a Groupon thought it would be a nice day. It turned out to be a very nice museum. We got there in time for the guided tour, which was very informative. Then we listened to a character presentation of what it was like...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Darleen S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not huge, but packed with things to see. The audio tour was disjointed (not in order) but interesting and well worth listening to. It's well curated with period objects; not expensive per se, but all appropriate and not junk. You really do get a sense...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank scott r
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walking into the museum you are taken back to 1891. This is a self tour where you use a device voices the history of each and every room. Well worth visiting.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JYDV
Reviewed October 30, 2018

If you like history and antiques you will definitely enjoy this stop. We are all planning to back because there was so much to see.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Travel09251215928
Reviewed October 20, 2018

WE went during the Christmas show last year. Every room was decorated in a Victorian Christmas fashion.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jeff W
Reviewed September 26, 2018

This Museum is actually in the old historical and beautiful Tampa Hotel built by Henry Plant. Today, it's also the home of the University of Tampa. It's a great place to spend a few hours touring the building and grounds.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank tj_allman100
Reviewed September 22, 2018

Quick visit due to the free Smithsonian ticket. Free parking in the garage in the back. Limited parking up front. Very nice and relative small museum with some great information and displays. The short 10-minute video presentation is a must see. (sit close to the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dooandherb
Reviewed September 19, 2018

We finally visited the Plant museum and we were NOT disappointed. It has been intriguing to visit museums around Southwest Florida to see how men with vision could see the undeveloped swamps and mosquito-ridden areas as great potentials for future development. Henry Plant was one...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Paul C
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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.