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Henry B. Plant Museum

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Address: 401 West Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33602
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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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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If you like history you will enjoy spending an hour or two at this museum. The facade is spectacular. You feel part of the gilded age when you visit and listen to the audio guide... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you like history you will enjoy spending an hour or two at this museum. The facade is spectacular. You feel part of the gilded age when you visit and listen to the audio guide. We couldn't stay but the museum had a 45 minute program on Edith Roosevelt the day we visited. The campus itself is unimpressive.

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Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Looking for something new to see in Tampa, we tried the Henry Plant Museum on the U of Tampa campus. This hotel was built in the Gilded Age (late 1800's) to be a tropical resort in Florida. In its day, it offered an elegant retreat for the well-heeled, providing fine dining, a wide variety of activities (golf, tennis, fishing, live-entertainment,... More 

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Tampa, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Not a big museum, but a nice collection of late C19th ware and the story of the chap who put Tampa on the map, and the launching of the Spanish-American war in Cuba. Worth the entry fee, and easily in reach of other attractions like the Tampa Museum of Art and the river walk. Now, most of the old hotel,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The building is beautiful! Loved hearing about how the building first started as a hotel and you learn about the social etiquette of that time. The tour has a device where you enter the number and put it up to your ear to hear the story. I like that much better than reading a plaque.

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Toronto
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is in a very interesting building, with a long history. The museum takes part of the entire building, and has a lot of artifacts on display (more than there is space for).

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St Louis, MO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived at this highly rated museum in Dec 2016 with a coupon in hand and told they don't take coupons and the price for the holidays was $20 a person. Ok, that increased the expectations that this would be really spectacular. It wasn't. $60 for three people to look at some antiques in a small area, viewed a short video.... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first visit to the Henry B. Plant Museum for the annual Victorian Christmas Stroll and I have to say, it was one of the most beautiful holiday events I've ever seen. The museum is an amazing tour at any time, but if you're looking for holiday events, don't let this one pass you by. You'll step back... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My mother and I really enjoyed our visit to the Museum. The narrated descriptions transported us back to the time it was built. The architecture, furnishings and clothing on display were fabulous. We hadn't planned on visiting but were thrilled that we stumbled upon it! Definitely worth a visit if you're in Tampa.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a gem, research it's history before you visit, that really is interesting as to one's wealth. Victorian charm

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Temple Terrace, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At Christmas time building is decorated. The grounds and building are worth the visit. The museum is small, but interesting. If you are a history buff, this is the place for you--if not, the museum is not for you.

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