Tampa Bay History Center

Hillsborough County Arts in Education Program

Tampa Bay History Center

Tampa Bay History Center

801 Old Water Street
Tampa, FL 33602

The Tampa Bay History Center offers students a chance to explore the significant people, ideas and events that have helped shape our region and state. Who were Florida’s early native peoples and how were they affected by the arrival of European explorers? What key events caused Seminole Indian culture to change and adapt over time? Which industry put Tampa on the map and who were the immigrants central to that story?


Curriculum Connections:

Social Studies (Florida and U.S. history Connections for grades 4-8).


Tours are designed for Grades 3-12 but can be adapted for younger students.

Tour Length:

1.5-2 hours.


Up to 150 students can be accommodated at one time. Larger school groups will need to be split over multiple days.

Bus Parking:

Bus parking is available free in an adjacent lot. Drivers will be provided maps. As downtown construction progresses, parking instructions may change but updated information can always be found on the website.

Study Guide/Activity Guide:

Pre-Field trip activities available on-line, along with Teachers’ Field trip planning guide. For a ‘classroom’ field trip we offer History-To-Go Kits available for rent. For more information: www.tampabayhistorycenter.org/educators/educator-resources/


A minimum of 10 students is required for the group rate of $7 per student, with one adult chaperone required but complimentary for every 10 students. Additional chaperones $10 each.

Reservation Instructions:

To make a reservation, fill out the online form at tampabayhistorycenter.org or contact Brian Buttafuoco at 813-675-8960 or bbuttafuoco@tampabayhistorycenter.org