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Tampa Bay History Center

From Roost Tampa
By Car 2 Min
By Walk 3 min

801 Water St, Tampa, FL 33602

Phone +1 813 228 0097

Hours 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Tampa’s fascinating history comes alive at the Tampa Bay History Center. Located in the Channelside District of downtown Tampa, this renowned cultural destination allows visitors to delve into the captivating past of the city and the broader Tampa Bay region.

Opened in 2009, the Tampa Bay History Center is home to over 60,000 square feet of exhibit space, all of which are dedicated to engaging exhibits, stories, and interactive displays that provide a comprehensive overview of the area’s history. From Tampa Bay’s early indigenous inhabitants and its maritime trade to the city’s role in the Spanish-American War to its prominence as a leading hub of the country’s cigar industry, many diverse influences have shaped Tampa. That past is exactly what the Tampa Bay History Center seeks to explore. 

The museum’s temporary exhibits each last for about half a year; two of the permanent exhibits, Treasure Seeker and Touchton Map Library, focus on pirates and early navigational documents, respectively. Another, named Travails and Triumphs, investigates Tampa’s history with slavery and tells the stories of the people of African descent who have called Tampa home throughout past centuries. 

In addition to the exhibits, the center offers various educational programs, special events, and guided tours, if you are looking for a deeper understanding of the region’s heritage. The museum’s picturesque location along the Garrison Channel also provides a scenic backdrop for visitors to enjoy while they explore the exhibits.

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How to Visit 

To visit the Tampa Bay History Center, you can purchase admission tickets on-site or through the center’s website. Adult tickets are $16.95, and discounts are available for children and seniors. The museum is open every day from 10 am to 5 pm, with the exclusion of certain holidays. 

Immerse yourself in the rich history of Tampa and the Tampa Bay region at the Tampa Bay History Center. Thanks to its interactive exhibits and fascinating investigations, you are sure to gain a deeper appreciation for the city’s vibrant past.

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