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Ybor City State Museum

1818 E 9th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605-3818
+1 813-247-1434
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History of Ybor City

This was our second visit - last time was 2016. We had friends to stay and knew they’d find it... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
nnmercman
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Camberley, United Kingdom
Great Museum

Great museum. Lots of exhibits and lots of history. Learned about the cigar trade in earl,y... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2018
gmokan
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The Tampa enclave's colorful history unfolds here.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good42%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“cigar making” (10 reviews)
“guided tour” (9 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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1818 E 9th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605-3818
Historic Ybor
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+1 813-247-1434
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"cigar making"
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"guided tour"
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"cigar industry"
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"park ranger"
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"cigar makers"
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"interesting history"
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"typical house"
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"immigrant groups"
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"company town"
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"workers lived"
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"bread bakery"
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"typical home"
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"minute movie"
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"introductory video"
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"trolley stop"
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"cigar factory"
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"wealth of information"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second visit - last time was 2016. We had friends to stay and knew they’d find it interesting. No problem parking outside as it was Sunday and so plenty of street parking available. Last time there was an introduction video by the...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Great museum. Lots of exhibits and lots of history. Learned about the cigar trade in earl,y Tampa/Ybor city. Great tour.

Thank gmokan
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

I very much enjoyed the small museum and a guided tour of the attached garden and 1895 tobacco factory worker’s house. The museum is located in the 1896 Ferlita Bakery building and even contains one of the original ovens. I started by watching a 20-minute...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

This little-known and often unappreciated gem is just a couple of blocks off of 7th Avenue but is easily missed. It is a delightful small regional museum that depicts the colorful history of Tampa was Ybor City - it's Spanish, Cuban, and Italian immigrant history....More

Thank wedwie
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Very small museum, but if interested in the history of the area, worth the stop. Admission includes a guided tour of a typical small house of the day. Area full of roosters and chickens.

1  Thank Chris David C
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

Very good overview of the history of Ybor. Our guide at the museum was very, very engaging and knowledgeable. If you like a more personal experience it is perfect!

Thank John C
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Very knowledgeable tour guide. The Museum tour was very informative, and provided lots of history regarding the tobacco industry and Tampa's impact on the nation. A must if you are interested in history, the old and the quaint!

Thank 349Blakey1
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Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

I was heading home via TPA and wanted to make a few more stops. I can’t recommend this spot highly enough. The museum is excellent and the ranger, Jessica, very kindly let me leave a bag behind the desk. She made my day! When you’re...More

Thank Allison92187
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

For $4, you get a self-guided tour which provides great visuals and detail about the history of Ybor City. The exhibits detail the history of Cubans settling in the region and the many challenges the city has faced. It's also very interesting to hear about...More

1  Thank Mark A
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Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit and learned a lot about Ybor City. The visit starts with an informative 20 minute movie, and then there is time to wander the exhibits. It's a very small museum so you can do this in about 30 minutes. Then there...More

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Valerie O
26 June 2017|
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We paid $4.00/pp. Unless there are two museums and we went to the other one? It won't let me post a link but if you google Ybor City Museum and then go to the "Visit the Museum" link and then click on "info" it will tell... More
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Sam B
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