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Central Avenue Walking Tour

Tampa's Black History Museum 1213 N Central Ave, Tampa, FL, United States

Embark on a journey through Tampa's historic Central Avenue district, once celebrated as the "Harlem of the South." Explore the rich narrative of this African-American community from the 1890s through the 1960s, with landmarks including St. James Church and Perry Harvey Sr Park. Join our walking tours on select Fridays at 10 a.m. Discover Central 


Tampa’s Riverfront History Tour [SOLD OUT]

Pirate Water Taxi at Tampa Convention Center (Home Dock Stop #7) 333 S Franklin St, Tampa, FL, United States

Take a deep dive into Tampa’s history along the Hillsborough River with a Tampa Bay History Center docent. The 1-hour cruise will feature narration as well as viewing the sights of Downtown Tampa from the Pirate Water Taxi. The cruise will set sail from stop 7 located at the Tampa Convention Center where guests will 


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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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Event Rental Space at the Tampa Bay History Center
Event Rental Space at the Tampa Bay History Center