Tampa, FL (June 2, 2020) – The Henry Plant Museum, 401 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, will reopen to the public on Tuesday, June 16. The reopening will be in accordance with the guidelines set forth by the State of Florida, in adherence to health and safety recommendations outlines by the Centers for Disease Control, and following reopening recommendations from the American Alliance of Museums.
The museum closed temporarily beginning in mid-March, and will now reopen in a phased manner with substantial precautions for guest and staff safety and comfort. In addition to limiting capacity in accordance with state guidelines, the museum will require protective facemasks for all staff, direct guests toward online ticket purchases, and implement a regular schedule for cleaning and disinfecting high-traffic areas. During the closure, the Museum began offering two weekly live programs, on Sundays and Wednesdays. These online programs will continue through the month of June.
“The Henry Plant Museum and the preceding Tampa Bay Hotel date back to the 1890s, and these institutions have witnessed firsthand all of the tragedies and successes of our county since then. One thing that history teaches us is that we will endure and derive great strength as a result of overcoming our present hardships and challenges,” said Cynthia Gandee Zinober, Executive Director of the Henry Plant Museum.
Visitors are encouraged to call ahead at 813.254.1891 or check the museum website: plantmuseum.com prior to visiting for the most up-to-date information and to purchase tickets.
The Henry Plant Museum interprets the turn-of-the-century Tampa Bay Hotel and the lifestyles of America’s Gilded Age. Critical to the success of this mission is the restoration and preservation of this National Historic Landmark, an opulent 1891 railroad resort, and the artifacts significant to its history, and the life and work of Henry Bradley Plant. The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm, Sunday, noon to 5 pm. Closed Mondays and select other dates. Admission is $10 per adult, $7 for seniors (65 yrs.), $7 for students and $5 for children 4 – 12 yrs. Museum members free.
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