New Exhibit Now Open!

Treasure Seekers: Conquistadors, Pirates & Shipwrecks

On Exhibit Now

American Flags: The Stars and Stripes in American History & Culture, Presented by Bank of America

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Purchase tickets to the History Center and explore three floors of exhibits, including the all-new Treasure Seekers gallery.

Events

Join the conversation! Attend an upcoming talk, walking tour, book group or special event.

Treasure Seekers

Set sail for adventure in the all-new Treasure Seekers gallery. 

Touchton Map Library

Visit the Touchton Map Library, home to thousands of maps and documents dating from the 16th century through today.

Galleries

Permanent Galleries

From the infamous pirate Jack Rackham, to the hard-charging Teddy Roosevelt, three floors of exhibits explore the stories and personalities from Florida’s past.

Temporary Exhibits

In addition to three floors of permanent exhibitions covering everything from Florida’s first peoples to Spanish explorers, Cuban cigar rollers to pioneering cattle ranchers, the History Center features several changing exhibition galleries. See what’s on exhibit now.

Upcoming Events

Walk Tampa Tours

Florida Conversations

My Doll and Me

History Adventure Camps

Upcoming Events

Walk Tampa Tours

Florida Conversations

My Doll and Me

History Adventure Camps

Charting The Future

Thanks to the ongoing support of the Tampa Bay community, the History Center is growing. Since opening our new facility in 2009, we have offered dozens of temporary exhibits and hundreds of programs for adults, children and families. When it came time to expand our permanent exhibit offerings, you spoke, we listened.

Charting The Future

Thanks to the ongoing support of the Tampa Bay community, the History Center is growing. Since opening our new facility in 2009, we have offered dozens of temporary exhibits and hundreds of programs for adults, children, and families. When it came time to expand our permanent exhibit offerings, you spoke, we listened.

The Columbia Cafe

The Columbia Cafe, in the Tampa Bay History Center on the Tampa Riverwalk, creates the charm and flavor of the original Columbia Restaurant in Ybor City. The Cafe offers a sampling of the Spanish- and Cuban-inspired dishes that made the 109-year-old restaurant famous.

801 Old Water Street, Tampa, FL 33602