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Henry B. Plant Museum

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Address: 401 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606-1450
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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If your into architecture this is a must see. The outside is extraordinary and the inside matches your expectations. It takes you back to days gone bye with many original... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Lakeland, Florida
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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If your into architecture this is a must see. The outside is extraordinary and the inside matches your expectations. It takes you back to days gone bye with many original artifacts. Self guided tour with individual audio players. The staff is very pleasant and helpful. Well worth the cost to see.

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Tavares, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the University of Tampa and history of the Tampa Bay Hotel. It is the crown jewel of my favorite city. I've been wanting to visit this museum for years and finally found the time on a busy Friday when I should've been at work. Excitedly I walked through the mamouth brown doors.. And there the disappointment began. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visit this museum! Do not leave Tampa without stopping by this museum. Learn about the origins of this hotel now part of the University of Tampa. Learn how the Elite of the 1860's enjoyed their summers.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're into history this us the place for you. The people who contributed to this collection were the movers and shakers in tampa, fl. Ie...Money! It is beautifully presented, spotlessly clean and extremely informative.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little museum nestled on the University of Tampa campus. You will learn about when the building used to be a hotel and the famous visitors including Teddy Roosevelt. Take a stroll through the park and rest of the building after the museum and eat at the restaurant under the building!

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If walls could talk this place would be very noisey! Love the interior and the very nice volunteers that tell you the history. I've been several times.

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Thank TampaTammi
New Port Richey, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on a Sunday to show family who'd never been. They really enjoyed it and thought they were being touched on their arm/leg the whole way through! (Supposedly haunted you know). Was humid in there after a storm had come thru and humidifiers were running and a few of the rooms were no access but that made no matter. Great... More 

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High Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can not rave enough about this! The building which houses the University of Tampa is amazing! So thankful they saved it. The museum was full of nuggets about Florida development that I had no idea about. It was a wonderful day

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had heard about the Henry B. Plant Museum in Tampa but weren't sure what to expect until we showed upon a rainy day that kept us off the beach. Plant was a railroad magnet who built the Tampa Bay Hotel, a 511-room resort opened in 1891 near the terminus of his West Coast rail line. After once visiting the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located on the University of Tampa, this massive Victorian and Moorish Revival styled building serves partly as a museum and partly as the main university building. It is worth a brief visit. It visually connects your mind to an interesting part of Tampa's history. You can combine the visit with an excellent breakfast, brunch or lunch at the Oxford Exchange... More 

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