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Tampa’s Emancipation Day Celebration

St. James at ENCORE!® 1202 North Governor Street, Tampa

The community is invited to gather on Monday, May 6, 2024, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at St. James at ENCORE®, 1202 North Governor Street, Tampa, FL. This free event will feature music, food, and new USF research. Notable speakers include Dr. Elizabeth Horge-Freeman, Dr. Cheryl Rodriguez, and Tomaro Taylor with the University of South 


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Museum hours

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.

Admission prices

Adult: $16.95
College Student: $14.95
Senior (60+): $14.95
Youth (7-17): $12.95
Child (0-6): Free
Members: Free

**First responders and veterans may receive discounted admission at Visitor Services.

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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.

Corporate events

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.

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