Tampa Bay History Center

Located on the Riverwalk in Tampa’s Channel District.


Gateways to the Caribbean

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


Shop Local

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


Columbia Cafe

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


Open daily from 10am–5pm

History Center Parking Info

Allow 2 hours for your visit

Handicap & Wheelchair Accessible

This Month at the History Center


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.

Charting The Future

Today At The History Center

Visitors can park for a fee at lots near the History Center, the Channelside parking garage, various downtown surface lots, downtown street parking or the Ybor City parking garage, taking the streetcar to the Channelside District. Parking fees vary based on availability and scheduled events at surrounding locations.