Tampa Bay History Center

Tampa Bay History Center

Located on the Riverwalk in Tampa's Channel District.

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History Adventure Camps

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Spend the summer with one-eyed pirates, mysterious mermaids and wooly mammoths during our History Adventure Camps.

Mapping the Tampa-Cuba Connection

Chart five centuries of connections and interactions between Florida and Cuba through rare and original maps, lithographs and other documents.

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We Are a Blue Star Museum

Military personnel and their families receive free admission the summer, presented by USAA.

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Shop Local

The Museum Store features items from local vendors, original prints from local artists, a wide selection of Florida-focused books and more.

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Columbia Cafe

The Columbia Cafe at the History Center features indoor and outdoor dining.

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Parking validation in the Blue Lot (owned and operated by the Amalie Arena) is available with paid gallery admission during regular museum hours (10 a.m.-5 p.m.). Black out days/early closures may occur at the Amalie Arena’s discretion. Special events, programs, classes and lectures are excluded. Parking validation provided with regular-priced, non-discounted admission.
The History Center’s galleries are wheelchair accessible. A limited number of wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first served basis at Visitor Services. Have questions about parking or other accommodations? Please contact Visitor Services at (813) 228-0097.
Open daily 10 am - 5 pmFree with paid admission in Amalie Arena Blue Lot Allow 2 hours for your visit Accessible
This Month at the History Center
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Occupying 60,000 square feet in Tampa’s Channelside District, exhibits draw a path through time, linking modern culture with cigar factories, sports legends, railroad tycoons, cattle drives, pioneers, Spanish conquistadors and Florida’s first native inhabitants — 12,000 years in all.