Tampa Bay History Center

at 801 Old Water St, Tampa, 33602 United States

Established in 1989, the History Center collects and preserves the distinctive and authentic historical materials of the Tampa Bay Region and presents these treasures in exhibitions, programs and publications.


Tampa Bay History Center
801 Old Water St
Tampa , FL 33602
United States
Contact Phone
P: (813) 228-0097
Website
www.tampabayhistorycenter.org

Description

The Tampa Bay History Center includes three floors of permanent and temporary exhibition space focusing on 12,000 years of Florida history. The History Center features a Museum Store, the Witt Research Center (a branch of the Hillsborough County Public Library System), a map gallery, an event hall and the Columbia Cafe. One of Tampa’s premier cultural venues, the History Center’s hands-on, kid-friendly activities, together with cutting-edge interactive exhibits provide a unique educational experience.

How To Get to Tampa Bay History Center

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Opening time

  • Mondays: 10:00- 17:00
  • Tuesdays: 10:00- 17:00
  • Wednesdays: 10:00- 17:00
  • Thursdays: 10:00- 17:00
  • Fridays: 10:00- 17:00
  • Saturdays: 10:00- 17:00
  • Sundays: 10:00- 17:00

Specialities

Price category
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Reviews for Tampa Bay History Center

Rebecca G.

This is the first time I visited the museum. I had been to the Columbia restaurant inside but not the museum. I took my mom and her husband there today... Read more

Joy F.

This is a nice museum located along Downtown Riverwalk next to a canal with Colombia restaurant attached to it. There is a parking garage attached to the... Read more

Ophelia G.

April 20,2017. I am a little embarrassed to admit this, but my motivation for coming to this museum was the "Finding Fairyland" exhibit. I thought I would... Read more
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Video shoot at Tampa Bay History Center on the churches in Tampa's early history. Very insightful speaker Professor James Cavendish.

Published Tampa Bay Arts & Education Network on 2016-05-11 14:31:01 GMT

#OTD in 1922, WDAE Radio, owned by the Tampa Times, received the first license to broadcast in FL by the Federal Communications Commission.

Published Tampa Bay History Center on 2016-05-15 13:01:14 GMT

#OTD in 1891, Tampa Phosphate Company began exporting phosphate, which was discovered by accident 10 years earlier by Capt. J. Francis LeBaron of the U.S. Corps of Engineers.

Published Tampa Bay History Center on 2016-05-14 13:20:20 GMT

What a beautiful day for Train Day! Tampa Union Station was designed by J.F. Leitner and opened May 15, 1912. It has served railroad passengers through the Great Depression, both World Wars, and the current day Amtrak era.

Published Tampa Bay History Center on 2016-05-14 13:15:15 GMT

We are enjoying the afternoon on the water with Pirate Water Taxi! There's a stop right by the History Center!

Published Tampa Bay History Center on 2016-05-13 19:35:50 GMT

We have been at the gorgeous Henry Plant Museum and The University of Tampa for our staff retreat today. Thank you for the tour and valuable information about the goings on at the museum!

Published Tampa Bay History Center on 2016-05-13 18:09:02 GMT

#LunchtimeLearning via Smithsonianmag.com http://ow.ly/PkM53005kum

Published Tampa Bay History Center on 2016-05-13 16:20:28 GMT

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Published Tampa Bay History Center on 2016-05-09 16:02:36 GMT

#OTD in 1832, The U.S. government signed the Treaty of Payne’s Landing with the Seminole Tribe of Florida.

Published Tampa Bay History Center on 2016-05-09 13:02:09 GMT

We were happy to have FOX 13's Charley Belcher covering the 5th Annual Repurposed Doodad Competition. The kids did fantastic in their interview!

Published Tampa Bay History Center on 2016-05-09 00:58:16 GMT

#OTD in 1930, this picture was taken of a car ferry going across Old Tampa Bay from Sarasota to St. Petersburg.

Published Tampa Bay History Center on 2016-05-13 13:15:46 GMT

#OTD in 1912, Tampa Union Station opened.

Published Tampa Bay History Center on 2016-05-12 13:02:45 GMT

#LunchtimeLearning

Published Tampa Bay History Center on 2016-05-11 16:10:11 GMT

#OTD in 1943, The Floridan Hotel in downtown Tampa is purchased by a local syndicate.

Published Tampa Bay History Center on 2016-05-11 13:35:59 GMT

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Published Syed Taha Ali on 2016-05-11 07:02:34 GMT

Thank you Mike Suarez, Your Tampa City Councilman, District 1 for being the MC for the Doodad reception. Everyone still has a chance to see the incredible artwork until May 26th. Congratulations to all the winners!

Published Tampa Bay History Center on 2016-05-10 23:03:40 GMT

Published Tampa Bay History Center on 2016-05-10 21:02:00 GMT

#LunchtimeLearning via TBO.com

Published Tampa Bay History Center on 2016-05-10 16:02:44 GMT

#OTD in 1963, The State of Florida enacted Resolution No. 1538 to officially set aside May 12 as ‘Mother’s Day’.

Published Tampa Bay History Center on 2016-05-10 13:10:41 GMT

Good Day! Happy Monday to you. I'm visiting the Tampa Bay History Center to check out this year's installment of DooDads. This is the art exhibition done by Hillsborough County Public Schools students. Young artists are given a theme and ordinary items to work with, and they create wonderful works or art, while learning about reusing and recycling along the way. Tune in and I will show you some of their work.

Published FOX 13's Charley Belcher on 2016-05-09 10:17:37 GMT

#OTD in 1918, Tampa Dock Company yards launch World War I's first wooden ship, The Namoeki.

Published Tampa Bay History Center on 2016-05-08 13:01:52 GMT

#OTD in 1885, Tampa’s Board of Trade is organized by its first president, John Perry Wall.

Published Tampa Bay History Center on 2016-05-07 13:01:38 GMT

The History Center is celebrating #MothersDay with BOGO admission. Enjoy dining at the Columbia Restaurant Group Cafe after! http://ow.ly/d/4JnR

Published Tampa Bay History Center on 2016-05-06 22:40:30 GMT

#OTD in 1965, Rolling stones play Clearwater, write “Satisfaction” riff.

Published Tampa Bay History Center on 2016-05-06 13:02:29 GMT

Helllloooo beautiful weather!

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