Juneteenth: A Free Day
June 19 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pmFree
Freedom finally came on June 19, 1865, when some 2,000 Union troops arrived in Galveston Bay, Texas. The army announced that the more than 250,000 enslaved black people in the state were free by executive decree. This day came to be known as “Juneteenth” by the newly freed people in Texas.
On Monday, June 19, from 10 a.m.–5 p.m., we celebrate this important milestone in our nation’s history and our newest federal holiday with free admission to the Tampa Bay History Center at 801 Water Street, Tampa, Fla. 33602.
The History Center’s latest permanent exhibit, Travails and Triumphs, chronicles over 500 years of Black history in the Tampa Bay area. The exhibit describes the communities Black residents forged, the hardships they endured, the jobs they worked, and the triumphs they celebrated.
The history center is open daily from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
**Galleries are closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas and open until 3 p.m. on Christmas and New Year’s Eve.
College Student: $14.95
Senior (60+): $14.95
Child (0-6): Free
**First responders and veterans may receive discounted admission at Visitor Services.
We can host your event.
The History Center provides a dramatic and historic backdrop for your wedding, wedding reception or rehearsal dinner. Give your wedding a unique Tampa flair your guests will remember for a lifetime.
Are you looking for a one-of-a-kind Tampa experience for your next corporate event or convention party? Are you a meeting planner looking for a unique setting to host a board retreat or employee function? Located within walking distance of downtown hotels, the History Center is perfect for your next corporate event.