Tampa Bay History Center

801 Old Water Street, Tampa, FL 33602 - United States



Smithsonian Affiliate Museum

Step inside the Tampa Bay History Center and journey through 12,000 years of powerful stories. With interactive, family-friendly exhibits, the History Center is an enjoyable experience for all.

Now you can check out the History Center's all-new "Treasure Seekers: Conquistadors, Pirates and Shipwrecks" gallery. This recently-opened addition to the History Center features a 60-foot replica 18th century pirate ship, and rare artifacts recovered from shipwrecks off of Florida's coasts.


Temporary exhibits that are on display on Saturday, September 22, 2018 will include...

A History of Conservation: The Bird's Eye View
Focuses on Tampa Bay's natural history, human impacts on wading and bird shore bird populations, pivotal conservationists and current efforts to restore and protect Tampa Bay's environs and breeding bird colonies

Navigating in the Age Before GPS: Nautical Charts of Florida and the Caribbean
Features a dozen large-scale nautical charts dating back to the late 1700s, focusing on the coastal areas along the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.


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