• 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

  • 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 Romantic Things to Do Because: The Henry B. Plant Museum recreates the romance and opulence of the extravagant Tampa Bay Hotel.
  • Best for Things to Do in December Because: From December 1 - 23, the Henry B. Plant Museum hosts a charming and festive Victorian Christmas Stroll that takes visitors on a nostalgic journey through holidays past.
  • 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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