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Henry B. Plant Museum

401 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606-1450
+1 813-254-1891
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Once the Tampa Bay Hotel, this museum focuses on the hotel's role in the Spanish-American War.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tampa bay hotel” (70 reviews)
“audio tour” (34 reviews)
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401 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606-1450
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"tampa bay hotel"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank 777lizettet
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I have been here several times to visit the museum. It really is cool to have all the history in the actual place you learn about. My favorite time to visit is at Christmas when they decorate what used to be an old hotel with...More

Thank Janna64
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The building is really beautiful, it hosts a 1920's Party every other year (we attended last year's), you really feel like you were transported back in time. There are also many events year-round for all ages and tastes. I recommend a visit.

Thank Kat S
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed our visit. They have guide devices which add a lot about local history. Parking a bit tricky though. Building is a beauty - crown jewel of old Plant resorts.

Thank Jrjaxfl
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The once one of the most famous hotels in the world is still left standing to give a glimpse of the 1890's. The Hotel was at the end of the railroad and must of been an amazing sight in the middle of nowhere. Mr. Plant...More

Thank luckyus1949
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with my sister one random Saturday. I had never been to the old hotel, but it was pretty awesome seeing the old decor and rooms. They also had a cool exhibit on the Romanov family. If you live in Tampa, you should go...More

Thank Kristin J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really interesting. Beautiful furniture and decor. Very cool museum. Found a Groupon-inexpensive visit. Had a great gift shop with hand-picked items. Very pleasant staff.

Thank cody_girl_726
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Reviewed July 12, 2018

Decorated beautifully at a Christmas, with cider and cookies on the patio. Be sure to get the audio tour which adds so much background. I take someone with me almost each year to experience a walk into history for a little while.

Thank rzm1949
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Reviewed July 10, 2018

This place was a beautiful hotel and resort in its hey day and is now part of university of Tampa. We spent about 2 hours touring the museum and learning a little history about this part of Florida.

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Reviewed July 1, 2018

Old beautiful house with history of a-man that for his time travel all over the world .He bring home and tell his people how the world looks like .The same time he provide to the man possibility of recreating in a man company room for...More

Thank soranare
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July 30, 2017|
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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.
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