Henry B. Plant Museum

University of Tampa, 401 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33606

The Henry B. Plant Museum interprets the Tampa Bay Hotel at the turn of the century; the Victorian lifestyles and history of America’s Gilded Age; the life and significant contributions of the visionary builder, steamship and railroad magnate Henry Bradley Plant in the development of Florida and Tampa Bay; and the role of the Hotel in the Spanish-American War. Through educational exhibits of original furnishings and artifacts and a dynamic docent-led tour, students are transported to the late Victorian period and immersed in the opulence of the Tampa Bay Hotel and its rich history.

Curriculum Connections:

The Museum’s content fits with Social Studies curriculum for 3rd-4th and 8th grades, though content is appropriate for 3rd-8th grades.



Tour Length:

Groups should allow 1.25 hours for the tour.

For groups of more than 50 students, allow an additional 30 minutes for the live theater performance.


A minimum of 10 school students and a maximum of 85 people total (students, teachers and chaperones).

If school groups have more than 85 people, we can divide the visit over two days.

Bus Parking:

Children can be dropped off at the museum entrance.

Buses can park in front of the Vaughn Center.

Further instructions will be provided once reservation is confirmed.

Study Guide/Activity Guide:

The museum has teacher resources available on their website at http://www.plantmuseum.com/discover/learn/field-trips


For information on pricing and detailed information, please check www.plantmuseum.com/discover/learn/field-trips

Reservation Instructions:

To make a reservation, contact Heather Trubee Brown at htrubee@ut.edu or 813-258-7304.


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