Preserve, Interpret, Present

Bing Rooming House African American Museum

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“Bing Rooming House African American Museum is at the forefront of diversity, thought and content in Plant City, Florida”  James “Jimmy” Washington (2007)



Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Free Assistance for Military Veterans

Thursdays and Fridays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Volunteers are staffing the museum for free museum tours

Please contact 1-813-757-6760

Upcoming Events

Free Veteran’s Assistance Program

Every Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. local military veterans can stop by the Bing House Museum and receive free assistance in applying for veteran benefits. Local resident Mr. Hampton George, retired U.S. Army has assisted over 3,000 veterans since October 2020. No need for an appointment. Just stop by.

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Museum part of downtown mural

Downtown Plant City Mural located at the corner of Collins and MLK Blvd includes an accurate presentation of Plant City’s history.  The mural highlights pioneers and signature events.  The Bing House Museum, Mr. E.L. Bing, Hillsborough County’s first African American to serve as county commissioner, and Officer Candice a member of Plant City Police Department.  In the above photo is Mr. Wayne Green (grandchild) and Harry Bing (son of Mr. E.L. Bing Jr.).  

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Let the Story tell the story

The museum strives to accurately preserve, interpret, and present Plant City’s African American history from an African American perspective. Exhibits, artifacts, storyboards, oral history, and written documents help both American and international visitors better understand the experiences of African Americans during the segregation era.

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Latin Jazz Recording Artist Jose Ramirez jams at Plant City Blues, BBQ & Berries on Evers Street June 26, 2021.

Special Thanks to Solution Source, Wetherington Tractor Services and Hillsboro Bank, Holiday Inn Express and Marzucco Realty.

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Plant City African American Historic Tour

Plant City is home to over 27 parks, places, museums and people relating to historic moments regarding African American History.