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Henry B. Plant Museum

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Address: 401 West Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33602
Phone Number: +1 813-254-1891
12:00 pm - 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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An Amazing Place In The Heart of Tampa

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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.

Thank artnbarb1288
Augusta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 

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Kissimmee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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 2 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 3 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 3 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 4 weeks ago 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 

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Great Torrington, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is only part of a very impressive historic building - the rest is now a University. The problem is that it is not well curated - there is too much stuff crammed into small rooms so that you can't get a real appreciation of the items. You get the impression that it was once a fabulously luxurious hotel... More 

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Raleigh N C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

If you love antique furniture and furnishings this is the place for you . A lot of history with a lot of reading the video tour part takes the sting out of all the reading. No flash pictures only took an hour to go through but we all enjoyed it.

Thank Ellen E
Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Your children would not be that interested but if you are a Florida history buff this is worth checking out.

Thank mch451

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