Tampa Bay History Center includes three floors of hands-on permanent and temporary exhibition galleries covering 12,000 years of Florida’s history. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and a Smithsonian Affiliate, the waterfront museum located on Tampa’s Riverwalk includes the Treasure Seekers: Conquistadors, Pirates and Shipwrecks gallery, featuring a 60-foot 1700s-era replica sailing ship as its centerpiece and the Touchton Map Library and the Florida Center for Cartographic Education, the only cartographic center in the southeastern United States.
Memberships: American Alliance of Museums; American Association for State and Local History Florida Association of Museums; International Council of Museums; North American Reciprocal Museum Association (NARM); Smithsonian Affiliate; Southeastern Museums Conference; Southeastern Reciprocal Membership Program (SERM); Visit Florida; Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater; and Visit Tampa Bay.
Nearby Attractions: Amalie Arena; Cross Bay Ferry; GreenWise Market; JW Marriott Tampa; Pirate Water Taxi Stop #3; Sparkman Wharf; TECO Streetcar; Tampa Marriott Water Street; The Florida Aquarium; The Tampa EDITION; The Tampa Riverwalk; and Thunder Alley.
Seasonal Dates: Year-Round Opportunities
Business Hours: Open Daily 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Free bus parking is available.
Type of attraction: History Museum
Cancellation Policy: To cancel or make changes to your reservation, call (813) 228-0097 no later than 10 business days prior to your visit. If you cancel your field trip at least 10 business days prior to the scheduled date, you will receive a full refund of your deposit. If your group does not show up for a scheduled tour, or if you fail to cancel at least ten business days prior to the scheduled date, your deposit will be forfeited to the Tampa Bay History Center.