A day at the Tampa Bay History Center includes hands-on, interactive exhibits and theaters diving into 12,000 years of Florida history.
From conquistadors to cattle ranchers, the Tampa Bay History Center is home to the Touchton Map Library, Columbia Cafe, and a collection of 90,000 historical artifacts.
History Center. With more than 100,000 annual visitors, the History Center is one of Tampa’s premier cultural venues, and an anchor of the city’s cultural arts district. The History Center’s hands-on exhibit galleries, educational programs and community events offer a fun, entertaining and educational experience for visitors and locals of ...
Tampa Bay History Center is a history museum in Tampa, Florida. It is a Smithsonian Affiliate and has been accredited by the American Alliance of Museums since 2015.  Exhibits include coverage of the Tampa Bay area's first native inhabitants, Spanish conquistadors, and historical figures who shaped the area's history, as well as a ...
Historical and modern maps and charts chronicle that past–see them at the Tampa Bay History Center’s latest exhibit, Key West and the Florida Keys, in the Saunders Foundation Gallery. Read More Upcoming exhibits
Located on the Tampa Riverwalk, the Tampa Bay History Center features three floors of interactive exhibits, theaters and displays, a museum store and waterfront dining at the Columbia Cafe.
The Tampa Bay History Center - a Smithsonian Affiliate Museum - features three floors of exhibits exploring 12,000 years of Florida history. Experience the stories of Seminole Indians, Cuban cigar rollers, and Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders through hands-on exhibits and immersive theater experiences.
The Chinsegut Hill Historic Site is open Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Guided house tours are available, with the last tour beginning at 4 p.m. Please purchase tickets ($5) in advance. History Center members and children ages 6 and under are free.
Tampa Bay History Center. By Thomas Miller. The Tampa Bay History Center is located in downtown Tampa situated at the end of the Tampa Riverwalk. It was founded in 1989 by the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners and has since become affiliated with the Smithsonian Institute.
Courtesy Tampa Bay History Center. Key Info. 801 Water St. Website. Price & Hours. $16.95 for adults; $12.95 for kids 7 to 17. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Details. Museums Type. 1 to 2 hours Time to Spend.