Tampa Bay Area Museums and History Centers

Tour curated by: The Tampa Historical Team

The Tampa Bay area is rich in history and culture-- and the many fantastic museums and historical centers that seek to preserve and promote it! Any tour of Tampa history should start here, with our strong and growing network of public history and cultural institutions.

Locations for Tour

A non-profit organization focused on community and historical preservation, the Dunedin History Museum has become a major part of Dunedin. Known for its exhibits, holiday events, Orange Festivals, “History Comes Alive” experiences, cocktail…

Henry B. Plant was named the “King of Florida” in Success magazine in 1898 because of the growth and prosperity he brought to the state of Florida. The outbreak of the Civil War provided Plant with an opportunity to buy out the southern…

The Florida Museum of Photographic Art is a well-respected photography museum located on Ashley Drive here in Tampa, Florida. Their mission statement states that they are a museum “dedicated to exhibiting important photographic art as central to…

The ship’s voyage from thirty years of war service to a historic preservation site reached a crescendo on September 23, 2003 when the steam turbine engines were restarted for the first time since 1985 and SS American Victory set sail for her first…

On February 18, 2017, the Tampa Baseball Museum hosted an event title “Latinos and Baseball: In the Barrios and the Big Leagues.” Partnering with the Smithsonian, the museum provided tours of the almost-finished space, a panel discussion…