What a beautiful building. My family love history so this was great to see and read about the history of Tampa and the surrounding areas.
I've been living in Tampa since 1973 and this was my first visit, I can't believe I never took the time to visit this treasure. I expected it to be a tiny boring museum but I was pleasantly surprised. I learned so much about this man and what a impact he had on Tampa. It was a educational but not... More
Walked onto the campus of Tampa Univ. and was just taken with the architecture. The inside matched the beauty of thus immense southern charmed hotel. I'm so glad its available for the public eye.
For a small museum there is a large amount of history and fun crammed into the location. I wish more people knew about the place, seems to be the best kept secret in Tampa, Wonderful gift store and great docents to explain the sights if you don't want to use the mobile prompters.
It was so interesting. The staff was very kind and helpful. Very disability friendly. Everything was well preserved and I loved the audio tour included with admission. I throughly enjoyed it.
We visited the museum because my son had a school report (4th grade) to do and he was assigned Henry Plant. We were mainly looking for tidbits about Henry Plant. However, we were both amazed at the beautiful architecture, sculptures, and decorations that were in the museum. Although the woman at the desk didn't want to give my son a... More
We totally enjoyed our visit to this great Tampa gem! Lots of history, beautiful architecture. Audio devices were provided so you could learn more about the various areas and collections at your own pace. There are only 10 parking spots for the museum during the week. We visited on Saturday so the faculty area behind the museum was available. We... More
Went with a school group so had an actual tour guide and a couple of period thespians (he reminded me quite of bit of that British Branagh actor!) who put on a fabulous show re: their period clothing. They did not miss a beat and stayed in character throughout question time at the end! Building itself and the details are... More
This museum gives you a short history of Tampa and explains the impact of Henry Plant on Tampa. It contains original furniture, lamps, paintings and decorative items which Plant brought from Europe. There is a free audio with helpful information. It is a former 500 room hotel and is currently part of Tampa University, which, in itself, is interesting. They... More
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