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Tampa Bay History Center

  • 801 Old Water St
    Tampa FL 33602
  • (813) 228-0097
  • Fax:(813) 223-7021
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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 History Center is located along the Riverwalk in the heart of Tampa's Channel District and features waterfront dining at the Columbia Cafe and a museum store showcasing local crafts and artwork. One of Tampa's premier cultural attractions, the History Center's cutting-edge, interactive exhibits provide a fun, educational experience for visitors of all ages.

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  • Days/Hours of Operation: The Columbia Cafe at the Tampa Bay History Center is open daily, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
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  • Cuisine: Cuban
Things to Do & See
  • Admission Prices: Tickets: Adults - $12.95; Seniors 65+ - $10.95; Youths 13-17 - $10.95; Students with ID - $10.95; children ages 4-12 - $7.95; Children ages 3 and under - free. School groups of 10 or more - $6 per person; Groups of 10 or more - $9 per person; Military Discount*: $2 off regular Adult admission rate. Parking in the Blue Lot (next door to the History Center) is FREE with paid gallery admission during regular museum hours. (Black-out dates may apply). *Applies to all active and retired military members and their families with military ID. Discount cannot be combined with other offers or promotions.
  • Days/Hours of Operation: Open daily 10am - 5pm. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
  • Average length of Stay/Tour: Stay 2.5 hours
  • Credit Cards: American Express, Mastercard, VISA, Discover
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  • Outdoor Facilities Sq Ft: 1,530
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  • Largest Meeting Room Sq Ft: 2,697
  • Largest Theatre Capacity: 200
  • Largest Classroom Capacity: 150
  • Largest Banquet Capacity: 200
  • Largest Reception Capacity: 500

Meeting Facility Rooms

Room Name Dimensions Ceiling Sq. Ft. Theater Classroom Size Banquet Capacity Reception
Atrium X       2538.00                  
TECO Hall X       2697.00                  
Terrace X       1530.00