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Henry B. Plant Museum

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Address: 401 West Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33602
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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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interesting & amazing !

Great displays & information of how the super wealthy lived & vacationed in the past! many original items are still there including some letters & jewelry

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great displays & information of how the super wealthy lived & vacationed in the past! many original items are still there including some letters & jewelry

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This museum is such fun, probably my favorite stop while in Tampa. The audio guide is included with admission ($10 for an adult). The history is incredible and the building is stunning. Budget about 2 hours. Can't wait to go back the next time we're in Tampa.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our visit to the museum -- the displays were well-planned and the self-guided audio tour was informative.

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Kailua, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A normal visit to the Plant Museum is a fascinating trip to another time and socio-economic group. If you get the opportunity to go when they are having their Christmas tour take the opportunity to go. It adds another level to a very worthwhile time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are a big history buff or not, this museum is amazing. The grounds are beautiful and an easy walk from downtown Tampa.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Now mainly used by the University of Tampa this fabulous old hotel has been beautifully preserved. The vast terrace is used by staff, students, tourists & visitors alike. The history of Henry Plant is represented throughout the museum part of the building - take time to watch the videos. We went around just behind a small school group, so learnt... More 

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Richardson, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

What a great time we had here. A real step back in time. So much beautiful things to look at. So happy we went!!

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my second visit to the H.B. Plant museum and am still amazed by the information and history that this located in this excellent architectural gem. The building itself is such a monumental example of the Byzantine and victorian eclectic building style that Mr. Plant utilized. The art, sculptures and furniture give us a view of the "Gilded Age":... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had just gone to Morton Plant's mansion in Groton, Connecticut two weeks ago. What a surprise to learn that his father actually built this gorgeous hotel in 1891 in Tampa. It not belongs to the University of Tampa, but they have a very interesting musuem to explore at one end of the building. It is no... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

How can anyone not be wowed by this place??? It is an opulent resort with 511 rooms built on six acres of land. Before all the buildings and trees went up in front of the hotel, there was a sweeping panoramic view of the waterfront. The architecture is amazing itself as much was taken from the Byzantine design. There are... More 

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