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Tampa Bay History Center

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Race & Ethnicity


225 S Franklin StTampa, FL 33602 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The Tampa Bay History Center is dedicated to discovering, preserving, and interpreting the rich cultural heritage of the Tampa Bay region.


The Tampa Bay History Center's new 60,000-square-foot museum is opening in December 2008. Located in Tampa's Channelside district, the museum is situated on the waterfront overlooking Cotanchobee-Fort Brooke Park. The four-level building features two floors of interactive exhibits, theater presentations, map center, research library, classrooms, event space, museum store, Columbia Cafe, and more.

Following in the footsteps of our area's first native inhabitants, Spanish conquistadors, pioneers, presidents, sports legends, and railroad tycoons, visitors can explore 500 years of recorded history and 12,000 years of human habitation in the Tampa Bay region. They can stroll through a 1920s cigar store, experience a theater presentation, create their own citrus labels, discover an 1800s Cracker cabin, view World War II artifacts, and more.


Would you recommend Tampa Bay History Center?
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by Ariana A. from Tampa, FL (October 28, 2018)
Had a super fun time volunteering for their Halloween event! It was great being around everyone and the museums environment itself is very cool. Planning on volunteering again soon.

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