Henry B Plant Museum
About Henry B Plant Museum
Housed in the Tampa Bay Hotel, the museum focuses on the development of Tampa in the late 19th century, the Cuban Campaign of the Spanish-American War and the vision of Henry Plant, a steamship and railroad magnate. The building, a National Historic Landmark, contains original furnishings and artifacts from the hotel’s heyday. The museum is wheelchair accessible. Entrance is via ramps located at the north end and back of the building. A wheelchair is available on a first-come, first served basis at the front desk. The museum offers a complimentary self-guided tour using a handheld device. The tour is available in English or Spanish. Transcripts of both languages are available in large print. Large print labels are also available for some exhibits upon request. Closed captioning and Spanish, French or German subtitles are available on the 14-minute orientation movie. To request closed captioning, ask the volunteer at the front desk upon arrival. Transcripts of the theater performance are available for use during the performance. Requests for transcripts should be made at least two weeks in advance. The museum offers “White Glove Tours” for visitors who are blind or partially sighted. Reservations for this tour should be made at least two weeks in advance.