Tampa Bay History Center

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  • Address: 801 Old Water Street, Tampa, FL 33602, United States, 33602
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-8132280097
  • Fax: +1-8132237021
  • Ticket Price: 13 USD
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, Beach, Landmark, Observatory, Educational Site, Family And Kids, Nature, Social, Arts, Museums

Tampa Bay History Center - Review

With 25,000 square feet of exhibit space, the museum is an excellent introduction of Tampa. You might as well visit it first of all the attractions in town. The exhibits are as follows:

Icons of Tampa Bay: Containing historic characters, events, and symbols such as B-26 bomber; Babe Ruth; Tampa cigar label; strawberry plane citrus label; steam engine; Tampa Bay marquee; flamenco dancer and so on.

  • Winds of Change – A film re-enacting the arrival of the first explorers to the place.
  • Florida’s First People – The pre-European peoples of Tampa bay and their artefacts.
  • Cigar City – Immigrants and their involvement in Tampa’s cigar and cigarette industry. There’s a reconstruction of a 1920s cigar shop.
  • Cowmen & Crackers – A replica of a cattle ranch and artefacts related to that lifestyle.

These exhibits and others basically follow this same theme, drawing out Tampa’s character as seen through the eyes of it’s own citizens.

Tampa Bay History Center Information

  • Bring a light sweater in case you find it chilly.
  • Wheelchairs available on a first come first serve basis.
  • Outside food and drinks are not allowed in.
  • Check out the museum store for souvenirs such as books, decor, and paintings.

Tampa Bay History Center Ticket Prices

  • USD 11 for 65+, USD 11 for students 13-17, USD 8 for 4-12, Free for below 3.
  • USD 2 discount for military personnel.

How To reach Tampa Bay History Center by Public Transport

  • Bus No. 8 at Channelside Dr @ Caesar St

Restaurants Near Tampa Bay History Center

  • Columbia Cafe at the centre
  • Hooters
  • Cafe Dufrain

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  • Tampa Bay History Center Address: 801 Old Water Street, Tampa, FL 33602, United States, 33602
  • Tampa Bay History Center Contact Number: +1-8132280097
  • Tampa Bay History Center Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Tampa Bay History Center Price: 13 USD
  • Best time to visit Tampa Bay History Center(preferred time): 11:00 am - 01:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Tampa Bay History Center: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Tampa Bay History Center

  • 69.53% of people who visit Tampa include Tampa Bay History Center in their plan

  • 57.43% of people start their Tampa Bay History Center visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Tampa Bay History Center

Monday, Friday and Saturday

84.54% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Tampa Bay History Center

People normally club together Ybor City State Museum and Tampa Museum Of Art while planning their visit to Tampa Bay History Center.

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  • The flag exhibit was amazing! My fiance and I both went on the Fourth of July, and the price was discounted to 5.00. It was an awesome experience with lots of things to see. The two minimal negatives are as follows. 1) They do not validate parking. You can park at one of the local garages for a small fee. 2) I would say this museum is more teenage to adult friendly. If you have small children they could get bored, even though they have tried to include exhibits for children to do there.

  • Great little museum ! Bring your kids and out of town friends and family. It's very small and manageable. Having the Columbia restaurant and a gift shop on site are pluses. There is a park right outside the door. Highly recommended.

  • First trip to this museum was great! We even got to use a Family Adventure backpack. You don't keep it, however, the goodies inside were extra ways to have fun with my girls. The museum is very interactive for the whole family. We were not able to see everything so return visits will happen. Things we missed: video presentations, a more detailed look around, and The Columbia Resturant. There's a small splash pad, play ground, and areas to bike. Great for picnic days!

  • Wonderful place for the family. More so for kids ages 8 & up. My kids are 10 and 11 and they loved it. So much information about Florida to learn about with different mediums to learn by. Awesome set up and displays. We loved the new explorer "pirates" floor!

  • Pretty cool place if you are into local history. It felt like it is a newer museum (or at least recently remodel). When we visited they had a unique pirate excibit. While up there, make sure you check out the crows next balcony they have available.

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