on April 1, 2002
This is the former 1891 Tampa Bay Hotel built by Mr. Plant. It is a lifestyle museum kept as close as possible to it's original form so you can experience the "lifestyle" of the guests from the turn of the century. The only lighting is from replicas of the bulbs by Mr. Edison; there aren't labels in front of the furniture or art like other museums. It truly gives you a glimpse into the past. The architecture is amazing and the preservation is wonderful. This is a wonderful museum and takes about an hour to see inside and out. Admission is donation $5 adult $2 children under 12. It is not a good place to bring young children who touch everything. There are plenty of signs reminding you not to touch. However, I think older children would enjoy it.
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