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Henry B. Plant Museum

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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
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Not huge, but packed with things to see. The audio tour was disjointed (not in order) but interesting and well worth listening to. It's well curated with period objects; not expensive per se, but all appropriate and not junk. You really do get a sense...More

Thank scott r
Reviewed 6 days ago

Walking into the museum you are taken back to 1891. This is a self tour where you use a device voices the history of each and every room. Well worth visiting.

Thank JYDV
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like history and antiques you will definitely enjoy this stop. We are all planning to back because there was so much to see.

Thank Travel09251215928
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WE went during the Christmas show last year. Every room was decorated in a Victorian Christmas fashion.

Thank Jeff W
Reviewed September 26, 2018

This Museum is actually in the old historical and beautiful Tampa Hotel built by Henry Plant. Today, it's also the home of the University of Tampa. It's a great place to spend a few hours touring the building and grounds.

Thank tj_allman100
Reviewed September 22, 2018

Quick visit due to the free Smithsonian ticket. Free parking in the garage in the back. Limited parking up front. Very nice and relative small museum with some great information and displays. The short 10-minute video presentation is a must see. (sit close to the...More

Thank dooandherb
Reviewed September 19, 2018

We finally visited the Plant museum and we were NOT disappointed. It has been intriguing to visit museums around Southwest Florida to see how men with vision could see the undeveloped swamps and mosquito-ridden areas as great potentials for future development. Henry Plant was one...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed September 16, 2018

I must come clean and tell that I taught in the adjoining building for many years! If you're coming into town to see historic Tampa, this is one of the places you'll want to see. Heck, my students were paying in the $30K range per...More

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Reviewed September 11, 2018

I visit this place on museum day. I love vintage furniture, the history of this place was very interesting. I’m so glad I went.

Thank Negron
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Visited this place with my family that included a teenager and a toddler. The experience was fantastic. This museum is located inside the Tampa Florida. The collections in exhibition was incredible, the staff was very friendly and helpful. Couple of things to have in mind...More

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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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