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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 2 days ago

Though this museum is small you can spend a few hours here if you take the time to read the excellent documentation on how this magnificent building came about and how it was used. It would have been nice to be able to go upstairs...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank stulimom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ten dollars each is too much to tour half of one hallway only on the first floor. One room had vases scattered around, another had a small table. One had a settee and a few other items. Most items were displayed in the hallway. We...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 7tammy
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a wonderful experience during the holidays!! You can view the museum and do tea and cookies on the veranda!! Great treat for visitors, or just to hang out.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Veronica T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Plant Museum shows how Tampa became a city. It also has a very good display of the Spanish American war.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 380ds
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is a must for history buffs. Enjoy visiting the campus so you can see the landmark hotel. Limited parking!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Vicki R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a very nice museum to visit. They offer a free audio tour with entry and it was very informative. The items in the museum as all original and in such good condition. We would surely return. It was also nice to walk to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank TerryA507
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is much to enjoy in this exquisite museum. Tampa history is brought to life with the wonderful exhibits. The Spanish-American War memorabilia feature is particularly fascinating. Kudos to the beautiful gift shop - a gem in a Gem!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank krysiasb
Reviewed February 14, 2019

A very worthwhile stop for a couple of hours. Your included an audio guide that was very well done. The campus architecture is a highlight too!

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank MickieB45
Reviewed February 9, 2019 via mobile

Don’t miss this jewel when in Tampa. Set in the Plant Hotel ( you can’t miss the iconic landmark) the museum is very well laid out, with information self guided tour. Fascinating history of Plant, Tampa and Florida. A bargain at $10 for adults! Plan...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank BetteWV
Reviewed February 6, 2019

We went here based on reviews from Orlando. A pretty long drive but worth it. This is an amazing building, and the history is fascinating. The museum has a small part of the first floor of what was a 500 room 19th century hotel. The...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank 11douglast
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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.