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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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  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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401 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606-1450
+1 813-254-1891
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I've lived near Tampa since 2000 and had no idea this place was here and had no idea who Henry B. Plant was! This was a fascinating tour and I really enjoyed learning what part Henry played in putting Florida here! I highly recommend this...More

Thank ScottGregory2
Reviewed 5 days ago

I was expecting this to be a huge exhibit, but it wasn't. The space for the museum is small, but jam-packed with goodies from the heyday for the hotel. It would be nice if it were more spread out, so you could actually see all...More

Thank AtlantaBeachgirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very interesting museum, different exhibits throughout the year and in December the Victorian stroll shows how the hotel would have been at Christmas. You can see old photos of how tampa used to be in the university part of the building. Surrounded...More

Thank 41pmc45
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

. The place is well maintained. This was a Hotel of the last century. It is fascinating to see how you were the rooms and the decoration of that time.

Thank Explorer2212
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This National Historic Landmark used to be the first hotel in Tampa. Everything about it spells luxury. The museum occupies only a small part of this phenomenal building, the rest are Univ. of Florida offices. The self guided audio tour is very interesting, all artifacts...More

Thank EvaSkates
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Museum is housed in the old Tampa Hotel..also headquarters of Teddy Roosevelt in Spanish/American war. nice exhibits in the museum. Walking around the rest of the building and lobby is actually more exciting and quite a lovely experience. Stunningly kept in all it's greatness. some...More

Thank jlantern3
Reviewed 19 August 2017

it is a beautiful building in downtown Tampa, but the contents in the museum seems to less organized. you can use audio guide but still not easy to navigate

Thank tiger1127
Reviewed 19 August 2017

My husband and I made our first visit here five years ago. We brought our daughter and grandchildren and found it was worth a second visit. There is so much to see and hear that I'm sure you could visit many times and still keep...More

Thank Batmom7
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Note: We found it best to park in the POE garage and walk the easy (and beautiful) .6 mile along the Riverwalk and through Henry Plant Park to get to the museum. Nearby parking is sparse. That said, what a magnificent museum! Stunning to see...More

Thank OrlandoRick
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

This museum is worth a visit just to see the building. Inside, the displays provide an informative and interesting picture of what the Tampa Bay Hotel was like in its heyday. The audio tour is good as well. Tip: Arrive early. There is convenient parking...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.