Tampa Bay History Museum Freebie

Tampa Bay History Museum FreebieA historic freebie is in your future.

On April 17, the Tampa Bay History Center — in partnership with the Tampa Yankees — is paying tribute to military families by opening their doors and waving admission fees for everyone.

The occasion is the 75th anniversary of MacDill Air Force Base and you will able able to take advantage of the offer from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. then learn about the history of MacDill with WWII-era reenactors, displays of MacDill artifacts and, check out the new MacDill exhibit in the History Center’s War Stories gallery.

If you’ve never visited, it’s a great opportunity to check out the world-class facility, which was established in 1989, but broke ground on their current location in 2007. The History Center collects and preserves the distinctive and authentic historical materials of the Tampa Bay Region and presents these treasures in exhibitions, programs and publications.

The museum holds three floors of permanent and temporary exhibition space focusing on 12,000 years of Florida history, a store, plus the Witt Research Center (a branch of the Hillsborough County Public Library System), a map gallery, and an event hall.

Most importantly, the Tampa Bay History Center is home to the Columbia Cafe, where guests can sip on amazing sangria and eat deviled crab while enjoying the southernmost tip of Tampa’s Riverwalk.

For more information, visit tampabayhistorycenter.org or call (813) 228-0097.

Parking is not included with free admission, more information is available on Facebook.