Museums bring history alive, like a skeleton found underneath your house. Dig up the past with this Groupon.
- $10 for admission for two (up to a $20 value)
The museum's current exhibitions include The Language of Jewelry, which features more than 350 pieces of vintage jewelry from the 1850s to 1930s. The exhibition runs through October 8.
Student, senior, and children's discounted tickets are available, but this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Henry B. Plant Museum
After becoming a success in the railroad and steamship industries, 1800s businessman Henry B. Plant set his sights on a new venture: building a luxury hotel near Florida's cerulean shores. His vision landed him in an area that was but swampland and sand in 1889 Tampa. But three years and $3,000,000 later—including $500,000 in furniture and art—he successfully opened The Tampa Bay Hotel, a 511-room luxury destination sprawled over six acres.
Today, Henry's architectural and engineering feat serves as the home of the Henry B. Plant Museum, an institution that educates visitors on Plant's life, the Victorian period, and life in early Tampa. Among the building's groundbreaking aspects, the hotel was among the first in Florida to feature electrified rooms and pampered guests with in-house billiards, a babershop, and a telegraph office. His guests even enjoyed in-room telephones and private baths with hot and cold running water, a lofty accomplishment considering man wouldn't invent soap for another 13 years. The museum has now been restored to its former glory, showering current visitors in Victorian opulence, art, and its historic achievements.
What some people are buzzing about:
Each room is so authentically outfitted you can't help but feel what it must have been like for any first time guest to set foot in the hallway.Mary J., Yelp, 4/11/13
Inside this unique architecture, they have an amazing collection of photos, furniture and artifacts woven into the story of early Tampa.Robert S, TripAdvisor, 4/29/13
97% of 267 customers
“very historical place & awesome antiques specially those mirrors. we enjoyed our visit there. we will be going back for their x'mas victorian display. ”
“Great character performance!”
“awesome unique place the museum is his Hotel and resort from the 1900's which now half of it is the campus of U. of Tampa. Lucky students that use the grand ballroom...”
“awesome unique place the museum is his Hotel and resort from the 1900's which now half of it is the campus of U. of Tampa. Lucky students that use the grand ballroom for a relaxing area to meet. ”
401 W Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, Florida 33606