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An Eerie Evening at the Tampa Bay Hotel - Annual Halloween Event

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Date: October 27th-29th, 2023

Time: 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: The Henry B. Plant Museum, 401 W. Kennedy Boulevard Tampa, FL 33606

Tickets: Adults - $35, Museum Members - $25 (with valid ID)

Parking: Free parking available on-site

If you're looking for things to do in Tampa this Halloween, we invite you to embark on a candlelit journey into the past this Halloween season, as we transform our historic landmark into a realm of mystery and intrigue. Join us for An Eerie Evening at the Tampa Bay Hotel from October 27th through October 29th, 2023, where you'll step back in time to explore the eerie customs of the Victorian era of the 19th century, solve a mystery, and explore the hauntingly beautiful halls of our 130-year-old National Historic Landmark.


A Moonlit Transformation

As the sun sets and the moon rises, the old Tampa Bay Hotel undergoes a dramatic transformation. The dimly lit corridors and antique furnishings take on an otherworldly quality, immersing visitors in an eerie ambiance.

There, you will delve into the intriguing – and even macabre – aspects of the Victorian era, exploring topics such as deaths, funerals, mourning, and spiritualism.


Solve the Mystery

After meeting with M.T. Grave, your own turn-of-the-century undertaker, embark on a thrilling quest to decode the secrets of the Tampa Bay Hotel. Clues are cleverly hidden throughout 13 rooms of the Henry B. Plant Museum, waiting for you to uncover them.

As you piece together the puzzle, you'll be one step closer to solving our mystery.

Cabinet of Curiosities

One of the highlights of the evening is our Cabinet of Curiosities, where we showcase a remarkable collection of Victorian oddities. Explore 19th century traditions related to death and the afterlife through the lens of mourning and spiritualism as you encounter fascinating artifacts, including mourning jewelry, funeral photographs, and other funerary curiosities. Gain insight into the customs and traditions of the past, and discover some of the mysterious ways in which people tried to deal with, and understand, loss and the afterlife.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to experience an eerie evening like no other at the Tampa Bay Hotel. Explore the past, solve the mystery, and immerse yourself in the haunting history of the 19th century at this unforgettable Halloween event in Tampa.

Tickets are limited, so be sure to reserve yours today! Ticket prices are $25 for Museum Members and $35 for not-yet-members. Purchase your membership today to take advantage of the Eerie Evening member rate.