Tours

Adult Group and Field Trip Tours

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Explore everything the Museum has to offer

Experience the Henry Plant Museum with a trained docent or discover and explore on your own.

Private Tours

A specially trained docent will guide your party on a one-hour tour through the Museum.  
Be sure not to miss a bit of the exciting history inside!
Minimum of 6 people and up to 16 can be scheduled with two weeks notice.  
Rate is $12 per person.
Please contact Todd Edwards at 813.258.7301 or email tedwards@ut.edu to make your reservation.
Available January – October.

Plant Museum docent and volunteer in park    Museum professional with guests in historic plant museum    Museum volunteers in historic plant park

Field Trips

Docent-led tours are available for schools, youth groups, camps, homeschool groups, after school programs, and scouts with a minimum of 8 youth and up to 28 including chaperone and teacher.
Please ask about our virtual and alternative options to in-person visits. 
 

The Museum works with the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at the University of South Florida to provide support and optimize the museum experience for children with autism who may visit with their families or as part of a school group.  Please read our story book to help plan your next visit to the Museum.
 
Please contact Todd Edwards at tedwards@ut.edu  or call 813.258.7301 to schedule your visit at least two weeks prior to your visit. Available January – October.  
Book a Field Trip.  

Sunday Tours - Postponed until further notice.

Offered one Sunday each month at 1:00 pm (September – November and January – May). No reservations required.  For specific dates, check our events calendar.

Docent Karen and guests exploring museum    Henry Plant Museum Docent with visitors    Museum volunteers meeting

Self-Guided Tours

Explore the Museum at your own pace on a Self-Guided Tour. Begin your visit with a brochure and enjoy our complimentary audio tour conveniently downloaded to your personal device or you may request a Museum hand held device.  The 45-minute audio guide offers a deeper understanding of the history of the Tampa Bay Hotel and the Gilded Age lifestyle.  As you proceed through the Museum, please don't miss our 14-minute introductory video The Tampa Bay Hotel: Florida’s First Magic Kingdom