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Henry B. Plant Museum

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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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401 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606-1450
+1 813-254-1891
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I got a Groupon thought it would be a nice day. It turned out to be a very nice museum. We got there in time for the guided tour, which was very informative. Then we listened to a character presentation of what it was like...More

Thank Darleen S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not huge, but packed with things to see. The audio tour was disjointed (not in order) but interesting and well worth listening to. It's well curated with period objects; not expensive per se, but all appropriate and not junk. You really do get a sense...More

Thank scott r
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking into the museum you are taken back to 1891. This is a self tour where you use a device voices the history of each and every room. Well worth visiting.

Thank JYDV
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like history and antiques you will definitely enjoy this stop. We are all planning to back because there was so much to see.

Thank Travel09251215928
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

WE went during the Christmas show last year. Every room was decorated in a Victorian Christmas fashion.

Thank Jeff W
Reviewed 26 September 2018

This Museum is actually in the old historical and beautiful Tampa Hotel built by Henry Plant. Today, it's also the home of the University of Tampa. It's a great place to spend a few hours touring the building and grounds.

Thank tj_allman100
Reviewed 22 September 2018

Quick visit due to the free Smithsonian ticket. Free parking in the garage in the back. Limited parking up front. Very nice and relative small museum with some great information and displays. The short 10-minute video presentation is a must see. (sit close to the...More

Thank dooandherb
Reviewed 19 September 2018

We finally visited the Plant museum and we were NOT disappointed. It has been intriguing to visit museums around Southwest Florida to see how men with vision could see the undeveloped swamps and mosquito-ridden areas as great potentials for future development. Henry Plant was one...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 16 September 2018

I must come clean and tell that I taught in the adjoining building for many years! If you're coming into town to see historic Tampa, this is one of the places you'll want to see. Heck, my students were paying in the $30K range per...More

2  Thank JenniferS822
Reviewed 11 September 2018

I visit this place on museum day. I love vintage furniture, the history of this place was very interesting. I’m so glad I went.

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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.
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You can park along the road in front if there is a spot available. Or there are some smaller lots along the east side of the Museum.
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Response from Patije S | Reviewed this property |
We spent most of the day touring and enjoying the grounds, sitting on park benches, watching activity on the bay. Park (free) pay admittance,museum,gift shop,buy snacks & etc. You have a guide through the museum. Then you... More