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A Smithsonian-quality collection of Tampa Bay's swashbuckling history

Provider: Tampa Bay History Center

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Duration: Approximately 2-3 hours
Smartphone tickets accepted
Wheelchair accessible: A limited number of wheelchairs are available to borrow during your visit (free of charge), on a first come, first served basis

What's included

General admission to the Tampa Bay History Center
A free History Adventure Pack (first-come, first-serve)

What's not included

Special programs and tours
  • Visit the Tampa Bay History Center for a hands-on exploration of 12,000 years of Florida culture and tradition
  • Learn about the buccaneering pirates and explorers who sailed and plundered along Florida's coasts, and see rare artifacts
  • Learn about Florida's history with interactive displays that tell the stories of its inhabitants and the land

The bays, inlets, and islands around modern-day Florida and the Caribbean were once awash with pirates, conquistadors, and colonists from all over the world. It's no surprise then, that Tampa Bay's History Center is such a fact-laden treasure trove.

There's more than just Florida's sea culture on offer. The museum also displays a comprehensive, interactive timeline of the Sunshine State, from the story of its first people, the Paleo-Indians, to its role as a tourist hotspot today.

There's a bounty of fun activities to discover. Learn about pirates and privateers who hunted for gold and silver, climb aboard a full-scale 18th-century sailing sloop, and choose your own adventure in the Pirate's Fate interactive exhibit. You can also look upon 400-year-old relics and hear tales of doomed high-sea expeditions in the Treasure Seekers Gallery.

Browse the Touchton Map Library for a cartographic look at Tampa over the centuries, and see other exhibits and galleries focused on war tales, agriculture, civil rights, and more.

  • Show your smartphone ticket at the front desk
  • At the front desk, you can also ask for a free History Adventure Pack for kids on a first-come, first-serve basis, a themed backpack filled with scavenger hunts, games, puzzles, and other activities. Recommended for ages six and up. You must bring it back to the front desk at the end of your visit
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Tampa Bay History Center
801 Old Water St, FL, 33602, Tampa
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  • Rescheduling is possible until 24 hours before your visit.

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Yira,  United States United States
19 Jun 2022
Excellent
Great experience. Thanks so much for the information.
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Jennifer,  United States United States
27 Jul 2022
Excellent
We greatly enjoyed our visit to the Tampa Bay History Center. We opted to park in a nearby enclosed garage, as ground level parking was difficult to locate. The museum is GORGEOUS, clean, and...
We greatly enjoyed our visit to the Tampa Bay History Center. We opted to park in a nearby enclosed garage, as ground level parking was difficult to locate. The museum is GORGEOUS, clean, and easy to stroll through at your pace. Elevators readily available, as needed. Great videos, places to rest, so many excellent hands-on displays even for adults. Highly recommend.
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Anonymous
28 May 2022
Excellent
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