Visit The Museum

alt="International Independent Showmens Museum"Visit The International Independent Showmen’s Museum which is open Thursday thru Sunday from 12 – 5 pm

There is over 52,00 square feet of exhisbits in our two-story museum filled with that sense of childlike wonder and joy as you bring back your greatest memories from the fair.

Admission is $10.00

Admission with any Showmen’s Club Membership Card is $5.00 ( ID Card must be present))

Admission for Students with an ID card is $ 5.00 per student (ID Card must be present)


Admission for Groups of 12 or more is $ 5.00 per person

Admisiion for Groups under 12 is $10.00 per person

The International Independent Showmen’s Museum hosts group tours year-round for both children and adults.

Self-Guided Tours of The International Independent Showmen’s Museum

You and your group are always invited to visit the museum on your own (without a docent guide) anytime during regular museum hours. However, regular admission fees will still apply. To schedule a tour for your group (either guided or un-guided), contact us at:

Contact Us / Send Us an Email

Contact Us / Phone Us

  • Museum Office:813-671-3503
  • Tours and Info:813-765-7031

Scheduling a Tour

Guided Tours

Guided tours are led by experienced docents and unless otherwise indicated are complimentary with admission.  Pricing is provided for those tours that are not included with admission.  Space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Guided Tours require a reservation.  A donation to the Museum’s Historic Preservation Fund is welcome and at the end of each tour.  Tour times must be scheduled two weeks prior to the date your group visits the museum.

Private Tour

Private Docent Tours of the International Independent Showmen’s Museum. Museum is closed to outside visitors during your tour.

Discover little known facts about America’s outdoor show business, carnivals, and traveling shows day to day life and history by spending time with a docent who loves sharing stories of the outdoor traveling show business.  Requires a reservation at least 2 weeks in advance and additional charge of $100 for up to 25 people.

Contact Us / Send Us an Email

Contact Us / Phone Us

  • Museum Office:813-671-3503
  • Tours and Info:813-765-7031

School Groups

Docent led tours can be arranged for any age or grade level. Tours can be scheduled by appointment only during the school year.  A minimum of ten people is required for a docent-led tour, and tours must be arranged at least two weeks in advance. The Museum requires one chaperon per ten students (K-12). A chaperon is not required for college students or adults.  Adult tours are $5 per person with a docent fee of $20 per group. Students and teachers receive a discount based on group size.  The docent fee will be waived if no docent is required. (Special exhibition fees may apply.)

Curator Tours

This tour program is a special treat full of fun facts and opportunities to ask the curator lots of questions. These tours are available upon request, and included once scheduled with regular Museum admission. Please see our Events section for upcoming Curator Tours. You will receive a special gift at the conclusion of your Curator Tour