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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
+1 813-254-1891
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Plant Hotel played a key role in the development of Tampa. The museum tells a great story but it's a school now and the grandeur of the Hotel is missing.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ralph A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Partner and I spent several hours here exploring the museum and the former Tampa Bay Hotel. What a history and what a beauty! Loved the special Christmas trees; the one decked with Florida fruit and flowers was my favorite. Audio tour is very good and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful bit of Tampa history. Originally a hotel built over 100 years ago, now part a museum and the University of Tampa.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Carol C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a lovely experience. We enjoyed each of the rooms, the Christmas decorations and the beauty of all of those antiques. The furniture is beautifully preserved. What fun to see the lovely china on loan from a single collector. The docents were most helpful and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Nancy F
Reviewed December 11, 2018

We recently visited the Plant Museum when it was decorated in all of its Christmas finery. The rooms had beautiful decor as well as hidden toy mice which were fun to try to locate. A Barbershop Quartet performed Christmas selections as we toured the rooms...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PensandSteelersFan
Reviewed November 27, 2018

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 November 26, 2018

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 November 17, 2018 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 November 8, 2018

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 November 8, 2018

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
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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.