Henry B. Plant Museum

When you’re building a railroad to nowhere, how do you make the journey worthwhile? …. If you’re railroad magnate Henry Bradley Plant, in the midst of the sand swamps that would be Tampa, you construct the most astonishingly magnificent hotel of its day, then fill it with treasures from around the world. With its splendid Moorish architecture, opulent furnishings, and spectacular tropical gardens, Plant’s Tampa Bay Hotel attracted a host of celebrated guests, from Teddy Roosevelt to Sarah Bernhardt to Babe Ruth. A visit to the Henry B. Plant Museum and the authentically restored rooms of the Tampa Bay Hotel will transport you back to a time of indulgent 10-course meals, waltzing on the verandah and alligator hunting by moonlight.…The journey is still worthwhile. 

At the Henry B. Plant Museum, experience the grandeur of an extravagant Victorian palace that opened in 1891 as the Tampa Bay Hotel and is now a National Historic Landmark.  Stroll the grand hallway and enter magnificent rooms adorned with European furniture and art of the Gilded Age. Experience the elegance of the Victorian lifestyle as a tourist in turn-of-the century Florida.  

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Category
Museum
Disabled Traveler Information
ADA CompliantWheelchair-friendly
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Parking
General Information
Hours: Tues. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 pm; Sun. noon - 5 pm.Open Year-Round
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Family Friendly
Information/Services Provided
Multilingual Materials Available
Internet Connection
Wireless (WiFi)
Meeting Facilities
Off-site Venues NearbyTotal Capacity of Meeting Space: 500
Time To Experience Activity
1 - 2 hours2 - 3 hours
Tour Information
Customized toursGuided ToursMultilingual Self-guided ToursTour Duration: 1 hour
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Category: Museums

Address
401 W. Kennedy Blvd.

Tampa, FL 33606

Phone: 813-254-1891

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Based on 504 reviews
Kristy P | Dec 9, 2016
“Could be so much more”

The exterior of this building has to be one of the most impressive I've seen. Unfortunately I can't say the same about the interior museum area. The museum is only a small corner of the building...

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