Log in


in Port Tampa



27 51.992 N, -82 31.605 W

The Spanish American War Memorial Park  is located at the intersection of S. Westshore Blvd. and Interbay Blvd. in Tampa, Florida.


The inscription on the Tampa as Point of Embarkation for Spanish American War historical marker reads as follows:

" From April to June 1898, Tampa served as a port of embarkation for U.S Troops on their way to Cuba.  Some 30,000 troops arrived in Tampa and 16,000 embarked from Port Tampa on June 7.  The Tampa Bay Hotel was headquarters for the force’s leaders including Generals Milles and Shafter and Colonel “Teddy” Roosevelt.  The city also swarmed with visiting civilians including Richard Harding Davis and Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross. "


1961 by Florida Board of parks and Historic Memorial.  Marker Number F-42.


The Tampa as Point of Embarkation for Spanish American War historical marker is about 10 feet from the Gazebo.     The marker faces a beautiful plaza with flagpole about 20 ft. away that is flying an American Flag.   Near the Gazebo is a historic plaque from the Port Tampa City Woman's Club which reads:   City Park Dedicated to the Memory of Spanish American War Veterans Encamped Here in 1898.   Click here to see a picture of that plaque.

Rough Rider Office - 813-248-1898 - 601 N 19th St . - Tampa, FL 33605  Email:
© 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry Regiment - Rough Riders, Inc. 501(C)(3)  Non-Profit Charitable Organization. 
All rights reserved.  Site development by Robin Conn

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software