Field Trips


Resources to enhance your Museum experience

For schools, homeschoolers, summer camps, after school programs, scout groups, college classes and more. Request a Field Trip!

Young historians will learn about:

  • Tampa’s early development during the late 19th century
  • The Gilded Age lifestyle in late 19th century Florida
  • Visionary Henry Plant and the impact of his Plant System of railroads, steamships and hotels in the development of Florida
  • The vital role of the Tampa Bay Hotel in the Spanish-American War
  • The unique Moorish-Revival architectural style of the Hotel
  • Primary sources

Young historians will experience:

  • A 1 hour docent-led tour of the Museum that includes 14 original guest and public rooms of the Tampa Bay Hotel.
  • Being transported back to the 1890s when the Tampa Bay Hotel was the pinnacle of high fashion and social center for local society and visitors from around the world.


  • Tours are appropriate for grades 3-12* 
  • Tours are available January - November
  • Groups are limited to 8-50 including teachers and chaperones can be accommodated with at least two weeks' notice.
  • Groups bringing more than 50 attendees require at least one month's notice and may be eligible for a Museum theater performance for no additional charge. See a clip of the theater performance here.
  • Cost is $3 per student, teachers are complimentary, chaperones are $10
  • View or download the additional resources below as pre-visit or follow up materials
  • When booking your visit, please inform us for any necessary special accommodations

*The Museum is not just for 3rd grade social studies. Many high school, college, and after school programs for history/economics, art, education, decorative arts, Spanish and photography classes have enjoyed visiting the Museum and making cross-discipline connections.

Please contact Melissa Sullebarger at 813.258.7304 or email msullebarger@ut.edu to make your reservation with at least two weeks' notice. One month of advance notice is required for groups of over 50 attendees.

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