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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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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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Just seeing the building is neat. The museum has many exhibits from the time period when this was a large hotel.

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Norman, Oklahoma
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Norman, Oklahoma
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21 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just seeing the building is neat. The museum has many exhibits from the time period when this was a large hotel.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This part of history is worth checking out. The architecture is gorgeous and the objects within the museum are in excellent condition. I struggled a bit with the audio tour because the buttons didn't work a lot of the time. Still worthwhile.

Thank DTR35
Minocqua, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The restoration of the hotel and grounds is fantastic, adjoined by the college dorms in original hotel rooms. Lots of artifacts!

Thank Penny F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tampa has a rich history and this museum gives you a quick glance at it. The grounds are beautiful offering architectural backdrops for photos!

Thank Janice G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

As soon as we got off our plane in Tampa, we headed over to the Henry B. Plant Museum and we were not disappointed. This is a self-guided tour with an audio guide that comes with the admission price. We liked that it was self guided because we could spend as much time as we wanted in each room and,... More 

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Stoughton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The former hotel is filled with information and Victorian decor. You get an audio guide along with your admission which is highly informative. There is also a 14 minute video of the history of the hotel. The 40 plus eating and serving utensils were impressive as was the keyhole Design found in many plaçes. The porch was a great place... More 

Thank Regina B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting reproduction of a historical hotel filled with actual items from it. It isn't very big but there is an audio tour included. Note that this is part of the University of Tampa and you can park right across from the museum

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An interesting and colorful Museum with it's outside Moorish design and simply beautiful to step back in time and visit how this once elegant Hotel of Tampa has been preserved. The history of the hotel when the train stopped in front of the Hotel to allow passengers to disembark and to register at this magnificent Hotel, The wide verandas with... More 

Thank Nancy P
Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great museum with audio guide included in admission to multiple rooms. Narration by various people giving good explanation of the items in the rooms and history of the building. Worthwhile.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful building on campus of University of Tampa, with large park adjacent. The museum is only in a small portion on building, which focuses on Guilded Age resort life. It is worth the $10, but you can also walk around public portions of building I'd you are more interested in architecture. You can run through museum in a half hour,... More 

Thank Sheryl B

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