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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 yesterday

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
Thank MickieB45
Reviewed 6 days ago 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 1 week ago

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
Thank 11douglast
Reviewed 1 week ago

The building the museum is located is nothing short of spectacular. Built in 1891 as a resort hotel by railroad magnate Henry B. Plant, it is the only historical building in the USA to have minuets on top. The building has become the symbol of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Alan Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located at the edge of Tampa University campus, this museum packs a lot of information into their convenient self-guide tours. The fanciful historic hotel built in the late 1800’s is filled with relics and colorful stories of the past. We spent two plus hours wandering...More

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

We loved this museum. It was built in 1891 as a hotel to attract train passengers to Tampa. It is lavish with Moorish minarets and furnishings from around the world. You are given a recording that corresponds with numbers in each room. It really gives...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lizzzy
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 December 29, 2018 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
Thank heyteach2018
Reviewed December 26, 2018 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 December 19, 2018

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
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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.