More than meets the aye.

TREASURE SEEKERS: Conquistadors, Pirates and Shipwrecks

Open Daily 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Open Daily 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Cuban Pathway Gallery Tours

Gallery Tours

Let us be your guide to Cuban Pathways. Tours of the Wayne Thomas Gallery are held every Monday and Friday at 1:30 p.m. and every third Saturday at 1:30 p.m.


Fred Hearns, Curator of Black History

Walk with us!

Join the History Center for a guided tour of some of Tampa’s most historic sites and neighborhoods. Each 90-minute walk is led by a History Center-trained docent


Tampa Bay History Center, Touchton Map Library Saunder's Gallery temporary exhibit Kitschy Cartography: Illustrated and Pictorial Maps logo

Kitschy Cartography: Illustrated & Pictorial Maps of Florida

On Exhibit Now – Maps aren’t just about geography. They can also help convey a broader idea of what to expect as you explore what is featured on that map. One way to tell that larger story is through illustrations.


Cuban Pathways

Cuban Pathways: The Exhibition

On Exhibit Now – Many have traveled to and from Cuba over the last 500 years. Cuban Pathways tells the stories of these individuals and more, whose toil, political crusades, and vacations shaped the island’s modern history.


Archives Awareness Week

Teacher Appreciation Day

We’ve planned a captivating Saturday for all the educators we serve. Teachers and up to two guests in their party receive free museum admission from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20. Registration is required to attend. 


Chinsegut Hill Historic Site, in partnership with the Tampa Bay History Center, Manor House with shady oak tree photo

Chinsegut Hill Historic Site Weekend Tours

Located atop one of the highest points in Florida, Chinsegut Hill includes an 1850s-era estate and 114-acre preserve. Book your weekend tour to explore this scenic location.


The Columbia Cafe

Sunday – Thursday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.   •    Friday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.


Permanent Galleries

From the infamous pirate Jack Rackham, to the hard-charging Teddy Roosevelt, three floors of exhibits explore the stories and personalities from Florida’s past.

Temporary Exhibits

In addition to three floors of permanent exhibitions covering everything from Florida’s first peoples to Spanish explorers, Cuban cigar rollers to pioneering cattle ranchers, the History Center features several changing exhibition galleries. See what’s on exhibit now.

Open Daily 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Open Daily 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.