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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 4 days ago

WE went during the Christmas show last year. Every room was decorated in a Victorian Christmas fashion.

Thank Jeff W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Museum is actually in the old historical and beautiful Tampa Hotel built by Henry Plant. Today, it's also the home of the University of Tampa. It's a great place to spend a few hours touring the building and grounds.

Thank tj_allman100
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quick visit due to the free Smithsonian ticket. Free parking in the garage in the back. Limited parking up front. Very nice and relative small museum with some great information and displays. The short 10-minute video presentation is a must see. (sit close to the...More

Thank dooandherb
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We finally visited the Plant museum and we were NOT disappointed. It has been intriguing to visit museums around Southwest Florida to see how men with vision could see the undeveloped swamps and mosquito-ridden areas as great potentials for future development. Henry Plant was one...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed September 16, 2018

I must come clean and tell that I taught in the adjoining building for many years! If you're coming into town to see historic Tampa, this is one of the places you'll want to see. Heck, my students were paying in the $30K range per...More

2  Thank JenniferS822
Reviewed September 11, 2018

I visit this place on museum day. I love vintage furniture, the history of this place was very interesting. I’m so glad I went.

Thank Negron
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Visited this place with my family that included a teenager and a toddler. The experience was fantastic. This museum is located inside the Tampa Florida. The collections in exhibition was incredible, the staff was very friendly and helpful. Couple of things to have in mind...More

1  Thank Carla D
Reviewed September 2, 2018

Part of the university's campus now, the former Tampa Bay Hotel that is not the Henri B Plant Museum must have been quite something back in it's hay-day. Quirky exhibits, and lots of interesting objects and art work from the former hotel. Worth going to...More

Thank APhilippaR
Reviewed August 24, 2018

Don't miss a visit to the old Tampa Bay Hotel when you visit Tampa. It's now the University of Tampa (my alma mater), and an amazing architectural marvel. The Henry B. Plant Museum is worth a visit to see what the original hotel rooms looked...More

Thank bethchr21
Reviewed August 15, 2018

This building is the former Tampa bay hotel built in 1891 by Henry B Plant, now it houses the University of Tampa. The museum is smaller than expected, very crowded, but the visit is worth it if you love history. There is beauty in the...More

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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.