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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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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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Beautiful Museum

A very pleasant surprise while visiting in Tampa. This museum was once the luxurious Tampa Bay Hotel. Beautiful architecture and lovely antique furnishing. A lot of interesting... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Carolyn D
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A very pleasant surprise while visiting in Tampa. This museum was once the luxurious Tampa Bay Hotel. Beautiful architecture and lovely antique furnishing. A lot of interesting history. Don't miss this.

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Tampa
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum offers a glimpse at the gilded age of grand hotels and the railroad barons who built them.The museum displays many of the artifacts and gives visitors the feel of what it was like to travel to Florida back before the turn of the century. It displays many of the art pieces that Mr. Plant lavished on the hotel,... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The museum features furniture and artifacts from the "Gilded Age", (late 19th century). It has been named a National Historic Landmark. At Christmas the museum is decorated for a "Victorian Stroll". The Henry B. Plant Museum is a site you can visit and revisit; there are always new items to spot. They offer tours from youth to adult, as well... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A great place to visit to experience some of Tampa's premier historical sites. Visit anytime of the year; however Christmas is amazing with its Victorian charm🎄 And many decorated trees!

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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Travel back to a time when Tampa was just being discovered. A must see during the Christmas holidays.

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Nice collection of vintage items and history of them and the building in which they are housed. Not really a big tourist draw, however.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting collection of furnishings from the Victorian Era. I was pleasantly surprised that so much of the Plant Hotels were preserved. A knowledgeable volunteer staff on hand to answer any questions you may have.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tampa Bay Hotel built in 1891 is the home of the Henry B. Plant Museum. The Victorian era railroad resort defined the elegant frontier; it is now a National Historic Landmark. Unlike most museums it contains the actual furnishings enjoyed by the guests that came to the Hotel. The Museum displays the opulence of era as well as the vision... More 

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The Villages, Florida, United States
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looking for a museum that was not too expensive, centrally located and found this gem. We visited on a Wed. morning and were able to park right in front of it, no charge. (Possibly because it is part of the Univ. of Tampa and school was out.) They had a sr. citizen fee and this came with audio devices. A... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

07 December, 2008. I was in Tampa, Florida for a conference, on an official visit, and stayed at the Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk hotel from 06-12 December, 2008. When I had arrived in the evening of 06 December, I had enquired about places of interest close to the hotel, preferably within walking distance. I was told about the Plant Museum. My... More 

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