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Tampa Bay History Center

801 Water St, Tampa, Florida 33602 USA

75 Reviews
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Mon 10a-5p
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  • Wheelchair
  • No Wifi
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“with three floors of permanent exhibition space”

A Smithsonian Institution Affiliate, the History Center includes three floors of permanent and temporary exhibition space focusing on 12,000 years of Florida history. The History Center features a museum store, the Witt Research Center, a map gallery, event hall, and the Columbia Café, a branch of the historic Columbia Restaurant. One of Tampa’s premier cultural venues, the History Center features cutting-edge interactive exhibits and provides a unique educational experience for all ages. Located along the Riverwalk in Tampa’s bustling Channel District, the History Center serves residents of the Tampa Bay area as well as Hillsborough County’s nearly 3 million annual tourists, and is one of several cultural venues located in downtown Tampa.

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Shirley M S.

A great place to learn new things about our area! Make sure to watch the films. Bring a jacket or sweater if you get cold because it definitely gets cold in the building! Plan on spending time and... Read more

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Courtenay O.

We've been to the Tampa Bay History Center several times, for different exhibits and functions. We've always been impressed. It has a beautiful location, on the Riverwalk, between the Aquarium and... Read more

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Deborah K.

This is a Tampa gem. You probably should return several times to truly learn from all of the exhibits. Great to attend with Tampa natives who have relatives that make up part of the history. Read more

Tampa Bay History Center

801 Water St
Tampa, Florida
33602 USA
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Open now until 5:00 pm
  • Sun - Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
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