Tampa Bay History Center, Tampa, Florida
801 Old Water St, Tampa, Florida 33602| Map |
Tampa Bay History Center is a 60,000-square-foot history museum with exhibits about the Tampa Bay area's first native inhabitants, Spanish conquistadors, and others who shaped the area's history.
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- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
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My family and I were out for a walk on this past, beautiful Sunday along the Riverwalk and I snuck in a museum visit! I'm the only fan of museums, the others tolerate my interest, coming along just to keep me entertained. This time though, the Tampa History Center turned out to be interesting for all of us. I really did not expect such high quality exhibits and displays. The depictions of the Seminole People and Wars of the 1800s, brief look into the colorful past of Ybor City and an overview of the importance of the Port of Tampa were all really engaging. They've also got a traveling exhibit of costumes from popular sci fi shows of the past and present that had me slightly "geeked up" :). If you're a reside...
I am almost afraid to write this review because I feel like the museum is a hidden jewel and I don't want it to get overcrowded. But this may be the best museum in the Tampa Bay area. It is well organized with tons of content and informative and engaging exhibits. There is a wide variety of display formats that are interesting to children 5 and older all the way through to adults (with the obvious exception of teens who are too cool for museums). One thing to keep in mind, is that this museum is specifically focused on the Bay Area. Luckily the Bay area has a rich diverse history and the museum highlights that history in amazing interactive exhibits. I thought I had a pretty good knowledge of our local histo...