Henry B. Plant Museum, Tampa, Florida
401 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, Florida 33606| Map |
The Henry B. Plant Museum is located in the south wing of Plant Hall on the University of Tampa’s campus. The museum focuses on the turn-of-the-century Victorian lifestyle of the old Tampa Bay Hotel’s guests, highlighting the Gilded Age and the beginnings of Florida’s and Tampa’s tourist industry.
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A photographer's dream Merely approaching this building transports you to a period of manners, candlelight, and long gowns. Although the museum is only about 10 small rooms along a lavishly decorated (haunted-looking) hallway, it's stuffed with Henry Plant's treasures. The audio tour is the best way to relive the past, but the audio device is awkward to hold (a remote control thingy you put up to your ear). Decor items will stir up conversation, but children may find the artifacts boring. Plus you can't touch. The attendant was eager to share her additional knowledge especially when it came to exploring outside the museum boundaries... and do it! The rest of the building (when the students are hiding) is a p...