Groups & Tours


Explore the History Center


Bring your group to the History Center. Perfect for field trips, adult and senior groups or corporate outings, spend your day exploring Florida’s past. Guided and custom tours are available, too.

Groups & Tour Options

Field Trips

The History Center welcomes field trip visits from public and private schools, day camps and home school groups from throughout the Tampa Bay area and beyond.

Field trips are ideal for 4th grade students and above, but we can accommodate any age group.


Perfect for a day trip, adult visitors can explore three floors of exhibits, and have the option to dine in the Columbia Cafe, shop in the Museum Store, or explore the Tampa Riverwalk.


Scout Tours

Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts can fulfill “Go See It” and “Try It” activities by exploring the History Center’s hands-on galleries. Dress up and experience the life of a Florida pioneer in our rustic Cracker cabin, ride along with a Florida cattle drive, or learn how to use the stars to navigate the high seas in our Treasure Seekers gallery.

For no additional charge, a knowledgeable docent can help your scouts learn about Florida’s early native people, the events that caused Seminole Indian culture to adapt over time, and the industry that put Tampa on the map.


Scout Groups (min. 10 /max. 30): $7/scout

Chaperones (one per five students): Free

Additional Chaperone: $10/adult


*Badges are not provided by the History Center. Please contact your troop leader regarding the purchase of badges and other scout materials.

For all Scout tours, pre-registration is required. For more information, contact our Youth and Family Programs Coordinator at or 813.675.8987.


Custom Tours

The History Center can customize a unique experience for your group. Contact us to discuss your needs at

801 Old Water Street, Tampa, FL 33602