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Henry B. Plant Museum

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Address: 401 West Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33602
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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The museum is worth visiting to learn he role of Henry Plant in the development of Tampa and its industry , and to view this hotel now serving as a museum. Walk around the campus... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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139 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The museum is worth visiting to learn he role of Henry Plant in the development of Tampa and its industry , and to view this hotel now serving as a museum. Walk around the campus of the University of Tampa and by the river.

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Troy, Michigan
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58 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Loved the experience of seeing Florida history and walking the historical rooms as well as the University of Tampa hallways. Was on our bucket list for Tampa attractions and it did not disappoint!

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Millersport, Ohio
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65 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing place, the architecture is incredible, the furniture and art is eye opening. You are given a device that will give you information as you move about the hotel. Well worth the 1.5 hours we were there.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This moorish architecture and turrets are stunning. This masterful mansion has been maintained and is currently being used by the University as its administration building. Don't miss it. There is nothing like it.

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went during the Christmas holidays and OH, what a beautiful experience that was! I have no idea how they get all those Christmas trees decorated! It was a great experience for our little 6 year old granddaughter too! Warm cider & cookies on the front porch after the tour.

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Tampa, Florida
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum explores the early history of Tampa as a one of the world's first "resort destinations." The old hotel is re-created. It is a beautiful setting, and they also have a nice guft shop. Definitely worth the trip.

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Dunedin, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make a visit to this lovely museum; you'll enjoy the beautifully decorated rooms and all the historical info.

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Appleton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all, if you arrive early, you will be able to park in front. We were met by a friendly lady when we parked and she gave us a paper to put on our windshield. I am told you can also get one of these when you enter the building. All the exhibits are on one floor, so no... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting museum about Henry Plant and his contributions to Tampa and the building of the railroad to the Keys Worth a little side trip, plus see his hotel which is the University of Tampa.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From our hotel balcony this almost looked like a mosque with those giant minarets with a crescent on top but it turns out it was not. Instead it was a hotel which is now part of university and and a small museum. For me the most interesting part was the building itself...very beautiful. You can walk around and admire the... More 

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