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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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Beautiful architecture

Interesting museum. The building itself is a visual treat as it is quite unusual. Well preserved and worth the visit. Great history.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Cleveland, OH
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Cleveland, OH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Interesting museum. The building itself is a visual treat as it is quite unusual. Well preserved and worth the visit. Great history.

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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It wasn't that good a museum and it was hard to find and the exhibits weren't that well presented. To be fair they might have been in the middle of a renovation but they didn't say so.

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Thank Diane P
Brandon, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My daughter and I visited this museum this weekend. This museum is very beautiful! This museum was once known as a very esquisite hotel. The artifacts are well preserved. The paintings and statues are absolutely breath taking! The craftsmanship is just amazing! There is also a room dedicated to dogs of the 1800's. A real must see!! It took us... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hey, want a neat place to visit that will take you back to the early 20th century and beyond? You have to go to the Henry B. Plant Museum, located on the campus of the University of Tampa, in Tampa, Florida. From a distance, you can see the unique architecture of the building, with big silver turrets growing out of... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a really interesting visit here. We spent about an hour but could easily have spent twice as long. The audio guide comes with the entrance fee of $4 and is well put together - it's not sequential, more a selection of different short explanations. There is also an introductory video, which is worth seeing as soon as you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful piece of architecture full of local history. If you enjoy a little local history and architecture you'll love this unique gem!

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This day some friends and I stumbled upon the plant museum... spent 4 hours basking in the trails, taking in the beauty, aromas and live plant's unique settings. It was difficult for us to leave. So peaceful and well managed, there's a small bookstore, where I bought a book just about orchids. This was one of our unforgettable places in... More 

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Tampa, Fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Learn a lot about the history of Tampa and see beautiful furnishing! If you go in December there is a Christmas walk with lots of Christmas trees..decorations in every room. Learn a little about the people that stayed when this was a hotel..as well as the entertainers of that era.

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Jacksonville, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The movie explaining the history was interesting but long. There's so much crowded into the rooms that one really has to study them or visit them twice to get it all. Where to park is confusing if you don't know the area.

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Sarasota,FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must see!!! Its only $10 for adults(includes self-guided audio tour) and so worth it. It now sits on the University of Tampa campus, which uses some of the "hotel rooms" as offices and meeting areas. Henry Plant made his transportation empire by buying railroad companies after the Civil War and combining those with his steamship service and... More 

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