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Henry B. Plant Museum

401 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, Florida 33616 USA

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  • Wheelchair
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  • Public
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  • No Wifi
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“Tour a 19th century grand Hotel”

The 1891 Tampa Bay Hotel, now a National Historic Landmark, is home to The University of Tampa and the Henry B. Plant Museum. During the 1880s, Henry Bradley Plant was building an empire of railroads, steamships and hotels. He wanted that empire to have a palace and that palace was the Tampa Bay Hotel – now referred to as Florida’s “first Magic Kingdom.” Today, the Henry B. Plant Museum, located in the south wing of the original Tampa Bay Hotel, features original opulent furnishings and artifacts from the hotel collected by Mr. and Mrs. Plant on several buying trips to Europe and the Orient. The museum transports you through educational exhibits and events to the late Victorian period, the beginning of Florida’s tourist industry, and the early years of the City of Tampa. Learn the significance of the hotel during the early stages of the Spanish American War and how Tampa was thrust into the world arena in the summer of 1898.

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Reviewed by
bryansmith4529

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March 05, 2019

This is a cool building but the museum is pretty boring. I think you could just go and walk around for free and get the same experience.

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StephanieCashman

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July 02, 2018

This is listed as a hotel, it is not a hotel

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Henry B. Plant Museum

401 W Kennedy Blvd
Tampa, Florida
33616 USA

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Closed Now
  • Tue - Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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