Welcome to the Henry B. Plant Museum

The Henry B. Plant Museum is housed in the former Tampa Bay Hotel, which was a Victorian railroad resort that operated from 1891 - 1932. Since 1933, the Tampa Bay Hotel has been home to the Henry B. Plant Museum and the University of Tampa. The building, renamed Plant Hall, is a National Historic Landmark. Unlike most museums dedicated to lifestyles of the past, it contains the actual furnishings enjoyed by the first guests to visit here. The Museum accurately reflects the opulence of turn-of-the-century America and the vision of American transportation pioneer, Henry B. Plant.

Enter this site to learn more about the elegant lifestyle of the early Florida tourist and the exhibits and programs the Museum has to offer.

 Visit our online Museum Store for an excellent selection of books, gift items, and more!


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    Membership benefits include exhibit openings and discounts.

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