Henry Plant was an industrialist in the Tampa area during the Glided Age. One of his major projects was the construction of the Tampa Hotel which was a major attraction for celebrities such as Thomas Edison, Teddy Roosevelt and others.
Today, what was once a luxury hotel is the home of the University of Tampa along with the Henry Plant Museum. The museum occupies one wing on the first floor of the building.
Exhibits cover a wide range of Gilded Age moments ranging from a replica of a Rough Riders uniform to the very period realistic reading room complete with manual typewriter.
Filled with paintings and other art objects, the museum is a self-guided tour that can take as little or as much time as you want.