Press Release

June 21, 2017
Contact: Manny Leto


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History Center is $5 for the 4th

Tampa Bay History Center offers $5 admission for all guests; Costumed military reenactors will fill galleries

(Tampa) – The Tampa Bay History Center is celebrating Independence Day by offering $5 admission on the 4th of July for all visitors.

Costumed reenactors representing several eras of American military history will be at the History Center to interact with guests. Nearly two dozen costumed historical interpreters will depict Civil-War, Seminole War, Spanish American War, and WWII-era soldiers, sailors, and citizens. Interpreters will share hands-on displays of artifacts, uniforms, crafts and music.

Also included with admission is the Smithsonian exhibition Patios, Pools, and the Invention of the American Backyard, which is on exhibit is at the History Center through Aug. 30.

All visitors will receive $5 admission to the History Center’s exhibit galleries, with extended hours from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Enjoy a cool beverage at the Columbia Cafe inside the History Center, explore the downtown Riverwalk, or bring a blanket and spread out in Cotanchobee Park to enjoy the Channelside fireworks display. Fireworks are scheduled to begin at 9 p.m.

For more information, visit or call (813) 228-0097 ext.0

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