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Visit The Tampa Bay History Center for free

Posted Sep 19, 2013 by Janine Dorsey

Updated Sep 19, 2013 at 11:30 AM

The Tampa Bay History Center is offering free admission for all visitors on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

The event will include living history reenactors representing several eras of Florida history and visitors will also be able to see the current exhibition, “Charting the Land of Flowers: 500 Years of Florida Maps,” which features Florida maps dating back to 1493.

In order to receive free admission, visitors will need to download an official Museum Day ticket in advance from the Smithsonian Magazine website at www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday, which is good for two people. There is a limit of one ticket per household. 

Tickets to the history center are normally $12.95 for adults, $10.95 for seniors ages 65 and older and youths ages 13 - 17 and $7.95 for children ages 4 - 12.

Children ages 3 and younger are always admitted free.

Other participating museums offering the free admission deal in the Tampa Bay area include Bok Tower Gardens, Ybor City Museum State Park, Polk Museum of Art, Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and the Henry B. Plant Museum.

The Tampa Bay History Center is located at 801 Old Water St., Tampa.

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