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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Happened upon this place by mistake. Was visiting Tampa Bay University and saw the strange architecture from a distance. Wondering what it was we headed for it. Glad we did. Did the tour on our own. $11/person. $2 extra for audio headsets. Not really necessary....More

Thank rjcvg
Reviewed 1 week ago

The top site of all those I visited in Tampa. Classic little museum, located in a wing of the old Tampa Bay Hotel. This is a "must see" attraction.

Thank David T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Tampa for the first time this week and took in the historic Tampa Bay Hotel built by Henry Plant. Easy to find and even easier to park for free right on the road across from the hotel. The museum is in part of...More

Thank George Patti W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Plant Museum used to be the Tampa Bay Hotel. I wish it still were a hotel! It’s now part of The University of Tampa. The Museum gives you a good look at how the wealthy lived in Tampa years ago. The hotel went bust...More

Thank sprucecreekfly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my in laws and 11 & 14 year old. It is a BEAUTIFUL building! And the self guided tour was very interesting. So cool to see what life was like for the rich back in the late 1800s. Wish it was still a...More

Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 weeks 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 weeks 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

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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 5 weeks 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
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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.