Henry B. Plant Museum, Tampa

Henry B. Plant Museum, Tampa (must see)

The Henry B. Plant Museum is located in the south wing of Plant Hall on the University of Tampa’s campus. Plant Hall was formerly known as the Tampa Bay Hotel, which was a 500+ room resort hotel opened in 1891 by Henry B. Plant near the terminus of his rail line.

The museum's exhibits focus on the Gilded Age lifestyle of the old Tampa Bay Hotel’s guests during the 1890s, when Tampa was experiencing sudden population and economic growth, including the beginning of the local tourist industry.

During the Christmas holiday season, the museum hosts the annual Victorian Christmas Stroll.

The entire building (under the title of Tampa Bay Hotel) is a U.S. National Historic Landmark, designated as such on December 5, 1972.

Besides serving as offices and classrooms for the University of Tampa, the entire south wing of the building is dedicated to preserving the glory days of the old Tampa Bay Hotel. Guided tours and a self-guided tour that starts with a video entitled The Tampa Bay Hotel: Florida's First Magic Kingdom, showcase a life of leisure in old Florida.

Operating hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm

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Sight Name: Henry B. Plant Museum
Sight Location: Tampa, USA
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: Downtown Orientation Walk   Tampa Museums and Galleries  

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