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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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Beautiful minerets! Seeing the historic building is a treat! Viewing the museum is walking thru Tampa history! See every Christmas with each room decorated!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful minerets! Seeing the historic building is a treat! Viewing the museum is walking thru Tampa history! See every Christmas with each room decorated!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Tampa University is one the the most iconic and beautiful places in the Tampa Bay area. Rich in history. I recommend it to all the family...and Make Sure You Check Out The Christmas Tree Holiday display...

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very interesting, great architecture, definitely should be on the list of things to see & do while in Tampa.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visit this museum that used to be the residence hotel of Henry B. Plant. Learn the history, see the photos, visit the grounds. Beautiful place in the heart of Tampa. View little vignettes depicting life in those days. amazon.com/author/yael.eylat-tanaka

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

While exploring downtown Tampa, we saw the beautiful pewter colored turrets on the previous Tampa Bay Hotel; now part of University of Tampa; and the associated Henry Plant Park. The beautiful grounds of the park were very relaxing and pleasant to stroll. We then headed into the previous Tampa bay Hotel, which is now the Administrative building of the University... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a good time here with family. It was an interesting museum and a fun activity with the kids. Would reccomend

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was definitely an interesting place to visit, being from Tampa I honestly didn't even know about this place. It was beautiful inside, I would highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to see this because it looked a lot like a Mosque from across the river. I was surprised to learn the history of a railroad magnate that built this gorgeous hotel years ago and how it was filled with European pieces and hosted the elite of the crop in its day. How it fell into decay but was... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have lived in Tampa 17 years. This was our first visit to the Museum. They have free audio equipment to listen to the history of Tampa as walk thru at your own pace.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful museum with a lot of history on the UTampa campus. The adults enjoyed it very much - the exhibits, architecture, history. One of the teenagers found it interesting (history, architecture, etc), the other one, not so much. I would recommend a visit to learn more about the history of the area and for a calm, cool,... More 

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