• Henry B. Plant Museum
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Henry B. Plant Museum

Type: History Museums, Museums

Map / Directions 10Best Says

Built in 1891 by railroad magnate Henry B. Plant, this history museum is located in what was originally the Tampa Bay Hotel, an extravagant resort that drew such guests as Teddy Roosevelt and Babe...  Read More


Map / Directions Hours:

  • Tue-Sat: 10am-5pm
  • Sun: Noon-5pm Hours; May; Vary; Seasonally

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • Adult $10; Senior $7; Student $7; Child (4-12) $5

  • Romantic Things to Do: "The museum has reopened, according CDC guidelines, for safety during the pandemic. Expect limited capacity and health screenings."
  • Things to Do in December: "To ensure visitor safety, tickets are timed and available for advance purchase. Masks are required and sanitization stations are located throughout the museum."
  • Best Attractions & Activities: "Take a few minutes to enjoy a stroll through the lovely, riverfront gardens known as Plant Park."
  • Museums: "Make sure to stop by their museum store featuring unique, period gifts."
  • Sightseeing: "Make sure to stop by their amazing museum store that features a great selection of Victorian-inspired gifts and items created by local artists."
  • Attractions near Cruise Port, Family-Friendly Museums: "Make sure you take in the beautiful grounds of the former hotel while you're there."
  • Attractions near Amalie Arena: "Make sure to stop by their amazing museum store."
  • Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: The Henry B. Plant Museum recreates the romance and opulence of the extravagant and historic Tampa Bay Hotel.
  • Best for Things to Do in December Because: Throughout December, the Henry B. Plant Museum hosts a charming and festive Victorian Christmas Stroll that takes visitors on a nostalgic journey through holidays past.
  • Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: Preserving the glamorous history of the once opulent Tampa Bay Hotel, this museum is where you will find Tampa's iconic minarets.
  • Best for Museums Because: Return to the gilded age as you explore the exquisite Tampa Bay Hotel and its famous minarets at the Henry B. Plant Museum.
  • Best for Sightseeing Because: The Plant Museum is located in Tampa's most iconic historic building and illustrates the glamorous past of the once opulent hotel.
  • Best for Attractions near Cruise Port Because: A former luxury hotel, the Henry B. Plant Museum showcases Tampa's gilded age and is located just a few minutes drive from the cruise port.
  • Best for Attractions near Amalie Arena Because: Just across the Hillsborough River is the Henry B. Plant museum that celebrates Tampa's golden age.
  • Best for Family-Friendly Museums Because: The Henry B. Plant Museum showcases Tampa's gilded age, transporting visitors back in time to experience the opulence of the Tampa Bay Hotel.

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