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Henry B. Plant Museum

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Address: 401 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606-1450
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+1 813-254-1891
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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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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Great for history lovers

The building is beautiful! Loved hearing about how the building first started as a hotel and you learn about the social etiquette of that time. The tour has a device where you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The building is beautiful! Loved hearing about how the building first started as a hotel and you learn about the social etiquette of that time. The tour has a device where you enter the number and put it up to your ear to hear the story. I like that much better than reading a plaque.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is in a very interesting building, with a long history. The museum takes part of the entire building, and has a lot of artifacts on display (more than there is space for).

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St Louis, MO
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived at this highly rated museum in Dec 2016 with a coupon in hand and told they don't take coupons and the price for the holidays was $20 a person. Ok, that increased the expectations that this would be really spectacular. It wasn't. $60 for three people to look at some antiques in a small area, viewed a short video.... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first visit to the Henry B. Plant Museum for the annual Victorian Christmas Stroll and I have to say, it was one of the most beautiful holiday events I've ever seen. The museum is an amazing tour at any time, but if you're looking for holiday events, don't let this one pass you by. You'll step back... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My mother and I really enjoyed our visit to the Museum. The narrated descriptions transported us back to the time it was built. The architecture, furnishings and clothing on display were fabulous. We hadn't planned on visiting but were thrilled that we stumbled upon it! Definitely worth a visit if you're in Tampa.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a gem, research it's history before you visit, that really is interesting as to one's wealth. Victorian charm

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Temple Terrace, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At Christmas time building is decorated. The grounds and building are worth the visit. The museum is small, but interesting. If you are a history buff, this is the place for you--if not, the museum is not for you.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It explains the life of Henry B. Plant with a movie, pictures, furniture and was all decorated for Christmas.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Built in 1891, the Tampa Bay Hotel was an opulent showpiece that was visited by the rich and famous. The museum is housed in a portion of the ground floor of the original hotel. Many of the original furnishings are on display and the audio tour is informative and interesting. We learned a lot about the history of Tampa and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the original hotel building built by a shipping/railroad baron and then donated to the University of Tampa. Hardly any parking but we were able to park outside the campus. The building has major Moorish elements and has been kept immaculately and part functions as the museum and part as an administration building for the University. It was decorated... More 

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