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Henry B. Plant Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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 2 days ago via mobile

We recently spent a few hours checking out the museum. The price is very reasonable and you can easily spend 2-3 hours exploring all of the rooms. There are so many exquisite pieces of art, furniture and vintage pieces to see. We learned a lot...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank tampabrat22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited around Christmas and it was gorgeously decorated not only with period antiques but also for the holidays. It was neat to tour through the museum and learn about the areas' past history. The museum has the neatest gift shop to be sure and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AngelaCassie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's on the campus of the University of Tampa and there is plenty of parking. It used to be a hotel and has a lot of history to it. If you are interested in the history of Florida, don't miss it. You walk through a...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Michael C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautifully maintained piece of history! Back to the luxurious days when the building was the Grand Bay Hotel. Rooms are decorated with original pieces and placed as they were when guests were in residence. Very interesting to learn about the impact this...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great way to kill an hour or so. Lots of antiques and stories about how Tampa used to be and how it grew up. The building itself is beautiful and a great place to stroll and just look around. With my hotel...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank pmp544
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many people probably drive in downtown Tampa and see the famous Moorish Minarets and don't realize that this building was once part of the historic and grand Tampa Bay Hotel that has been visited by such famous guests as Colonel Teddy Roosevelt (with his Rough...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank RLWOrangePark
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Henry Plant was to West Florida what Henry Flagler was to east Florida and the keys. Plant developed hotels and railroad travel in the Tampa and West Florida region. The Tampa Bay Hotel was a phenomenal feat that put this part of Florida on the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank I5385RGmaryp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Victoria Stroll looking at al the decorated Christmas trees is great family fun!!! And they have the BEST GIFT SHOP FOR FINDING GIFTS any time of the year!!!!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank mooshe31
Reviewed July 17, 2019

Good videos and self guided tour. Loads of articles to see but rather crammed in some of the rooms. I spent about an hour here and it was fascinating to see how the very wealthy spent their money in that era.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank David S
Reviewed July 7, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I went and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. You could just imagine rocking in a chair out on the veranda. It is a beautiful piece of historic architecture. It costs $10 and you receive a self guided tour. You can wander in any...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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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.