Tampa Bay History Center

Tampa Bay History Cetner
Tampa Bay History Center

The Tampa Bay History Center – a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate – includes three floors of permanent and temporary exhibition space focusing on 12,000 years of Florida history. One of Tampa's premier cultural venues, the History Center's cutting-edge interactive exhibits provide a unique educational experience for all ages. Permanent exhibits explore nearly 500 years of recorded history and 12,000 years of human habitation in the region, including Spanish exploration, Seminole life, immigration and the cigar industry, pioneer and rural Florida, sports and recreation, and more. Located in downtown Tampa's Channel District, the waterfront History Center features a museum store, the Witt Research Center (a branch of the Hillsborough County Public Library System), a map gallery, an event hall, and the Columbia Cafe.

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ADA CompliantDisabled AccessibleWheelchair SeatingWheelchair-friendly
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Food/Beverage ServiceMeeting FacilitiesMultilingual StaffPicnic AreaRestaurant
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Open Year-Round
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Family Friendly
Meeting Facilities
Audio/Visual Equipment RentalInternet ConnectivityTotal Capacity of Meeting Space: 200Total Number of Meeting Rooms: 3Total Sq Ft of Largest Meeting Room: 2697
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Time To Experience Activity
2 - 3 hours
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Customized toursGuided ToursTour Duration: 1-2 hours
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Category: Museums

801 Old Water St.

Tampa, FL 33602

Phone: 813-228-0097

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Based on 465 reviews
Beverly C | Sep. 15, 2017
“Nice surprise ”

My family went for a walk along the Tampa Bay Seawall downtown and came across the History Center. We were so surprised at how much it had to offer. There was a restaurant inside the food smells so...

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