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.
The Museum’s content fits with Social Studies curriculum for 3rd-4th and 8th grades, though content is appropriate for 3rd-8th grades.
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.
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
To make a reservation, contact Heather Trubee Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org or 813-258-7304.