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Henry B. Plant Museum

401 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606-1450
+1 813-254-1891
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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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  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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401 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606-1450
+1 813-254-1891
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Reviewed yesterday

As a history buff and resident of St. Augustine, FL, exploring this museum about the old Tampa Bay Hotel was doubly interesting. Henry Plant, who built this hotel, was a contemporary of Henry Flagler, who built a similar hotel, the Ponce de Leon Hotel, in...More

Thank pac120691
Reviewed 3 days ago

For anyone who loves history and especially about Tampa this is the place to go. Think about going back in the past and visiting a luxury hotel that opened in 1891. Let your mind wander.. About 95% of the item displayed are original to the...More

Thank joyce h
Reviewed 4 days ago

One of the highlights of a visit to Tampa. The Henry B. Plant Museum tells the story of Henry Plant, the railway magnate and of the Tampa Bay Hotel which he built between 1888 and 1891 at an astonishing cost of 3 million dollars, designed...More

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Reading about those times and seeing artifacts in person makes for a memorable experience. This place is cool - small, but very well showcased. Lunch time is the best time to visit, not as many visitors.

Thank competent_one
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the heart of the campus and rich on history abut Tampa and the story behind Henry Plant. a definite stop

Thank Charles M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to learn about early Tampa and to see the rooms from the early years of the Tampa Hotel. Beautiful at Christmas time. Great little gift shop with unique items for sale. Being in the main building that is now The University of Tampa...More

Thank Kathleene H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Truly enjoyed our time at the Henry B. Plant Museum. Parking is a bit of a challenge, but there is a parking attendant who was very helpful. We took our time and moved at our own pace using the audio phone that provides information based...More

Thank SL21872
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Tampa Bay hotel (now a museum and also part of the university) is a wonderful example of how the rich and famous used to enjoy life once the railways opened up the country. The tours are self guided and very informative. Visit here before...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the museum today and found it very interesting. It’s pretty small in relationship to the entire building. It was built as a large hotel around 1890, and is now home to the University of Tampa. They have self guided tours and you can...More

2  Thank Bruce L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited when I moved to Tampa Bay and then came again with family. I love the Christmas display...so pretty! The museum building is well preserved. Learning about the history of the building is quite interesting. You may need to make reservations during Christmas for...More

2  Thank 417WendyB
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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.