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Henry B. Plant Museum

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Address: 401 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606-1450
Phone Number: 813-254-1891
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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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To know about old Tampa

I really enjoy this walk. We expend something like 2:30 hours walking by the history. You can park near and the out side of the fancy build is nice . You can have headfones to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Rilena
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Palmas, TO
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the old Tampa Hotel and only a few rooms are on display. The rooms that were open had too much stuff stored in them, so they looked nothing like they would have at the time. They do provide an audio tour and have a short video running with some information. I was in and out in an hour.

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Thank JHudsonGainesville
Palmas, TO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I really enjoy this walk. We expend something like 2:30 hours walking by the history. You can park near and the out side of the fancy build is nice . You can have headfones to hear about each place In English or spanish and thats great. Walking there you can feel the spirit of that times ... And now the... More 

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Thank Rilena
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The museum is small but big in history! It also introduces you to the campus of University of Tampa as well as the former grounds used to the State Fairgrounds during Gasparilla time. The history of the museum's building is about who and what was brought to begin Florida's growth as a state. It's worth seeing during Holiday seasons especially... More 

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Wellington, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were very impressed by the unique architecture and design of this building. It is very historical, especially for Florida, and worth a look even if you do not go inside. A really beautiful place. Walk around the building for a good hour, go inside, have a look because its full of history. Part of the University as well with... More 

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Thank Juscho9
Cleveland, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Interesting museum. The building itself is a visual treat as it is quite unusual. Well preserved and worth the visit. Great history.

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Thank laurapok
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It wasn't that good a museum and it was hard to find and the exhibits weren't that well presented. To be fair they might have been in the middle of a renovation but they didn't say so.

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Thank Diane P
Brandon, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My daughter and I visited this museum this weekend. This museum is very beautiful! This museum was once known as a very esquisite hotel. The artifacts are well preserved. The paintings and statues are absolutely breath taking! The craftsmanship is just amazing! There is also a room dedicated to dogs of the 1800's. A real must see!! It took us... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hey, want a neat place to visit that will take you back to the early 20th century and beyond? You have to go to the Henry B. Plant Museum, located on the campus of the University of Tampa, in Tampa, Florida. From a distance, you can see the unique architecture of the building, with big silver turrets growing out of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We had a really interesting visit here. We spent about an hour but could easily have spent twice as long. The audio guide comes with the entrance fee of $4 and is well put together - it's not sequential, more a selection of different short explanations. There is also an introductory video, which is worth seeing as soon as you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful piece of architecture full of local history. If you enjoy a little local history and architecture you'll love this unique gem!

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