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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 yesterday

It was an enjoyable day viewing sculptures and the eclectic architecture of the Plant Museum. What most interested me was the fact that Tampa was the stopping off point for soliders during the Cuban Campaign of the Spanish - American War. Due to rain we...More

Thank RaddishM
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Henry B Plant museum is located in the University of Tampa's campus. The Building is one of the most interesting in the US with it's spiral towers and giant ballroom. The Building was originally built as the grandest hotel on the west coast of...More

Thank Submariner246
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great place to visit on a great campus. This was almost lost 80-90 years ago but was preserved by the good people of Tampa and those who started the University of Tampa!

Thank BerlinG-ParisF
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an interesting place! Well worth $10 admission price. Massive turn of the century hotel with lots and lots of period pieces giving a peek into the Gilded Age way of life for the upper echelons of society at the time. Glad we took the...More

1  Thank Sue R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is a terrific museum, with very interesting facts and history. Their docent led tours add impact and tons of knowledge to the visit. It is housed in what was the original Henry Plant Hotel, which is now the University of Tampa. Very authentic...More

Thank mitcheric
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum was very interesting. I liked the headset with all the descriptions. It makes it easy to take your time and see what you want. It was very informative. I learned a lot. The building is very unique.

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Henry B. Plant Museum takes a fascinating and unique step back into the history of the Tampa Bay area. Located in the south wing of Plant Hall at 401 West Kennedy Boulevard on the University of Tampa campus, the museum is housed in what...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting historical site, nice self-guided tour with ear phones, see how the gentry lived only 100 years ago, take non-flash pictures, visit gift shop: all for only $7 for seniors. Takes about 45 minutes to see and longer if you elect to "hear more"...More

Thank wacotx46
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fascinating view into the hotel/resort during the turn of the century and the Spanish-American war in which the hotel was HQ for the invasion of Cuba. Great audio self paced tour showing rooms in the hotel with actual furniture/accessories as well as historical exhibits...More

Thank johnfi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have gone a number of times. However, in this case I was doing research for a historical/time travel novel ... now published on Amazon ... "The Gatherers" ... The Tampa Bay Hotel ... the location of the internal museum was a setting for one...More

Thank JohnMaryMiller
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28 May 2017|
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Response from flamom46 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I did not see this questions before today. Yes, cameras with flash are allowed.
8 March 2017|
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Response from Lindsay H | Property representative |
Admission to the Museum is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and students, $5 for children (4-12) and free for kids under 4.
Margie B
29 September 2016|
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Response from Lisa T | Reviewed this property |
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.