More than meets the aye.

TREASURE SEEKERS: Conquistadors, Pirates and Shipwrecks
ON EXHIBIT NOW

Open Daily 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Open Daily 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

SEMC 2022 Exhibition Winner

Top honors awarded to Cuban Pathways

Tampa Bay History Center is pleased to announce they are a recipient of the 2022 Southeastern Museums Conference Gold Exhibition Award for Cuban Pathways. The SEMC Exhibition Competition showcases the best in our profession and provides benchmarks for regional exhibition efforts in southeastern museums.

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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

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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.

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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.

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A Night at the Museum

A Night at the Museum

As the museum winds down, the exhibits at the History Center come alive on Sunday, Oct. 30! Catch pirates, explorers, Florida pioneers, and other creatures sneaking around the museum galleries.

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Chinsegut Hill Historic Site

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.

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The Columbia Cafe

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

Galleries

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.