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Ybor City State Museum

1818 E 9th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605-3818
+1 813-247-1434
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Fun History Lesson

Our family of 4 teens love anything with history and this museum did not disappoint. There was a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Bradenton, Florida
Wonderful ranger and guide

This small museum tells the unique story of Ybor City--a real company town that is now in Tampa... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tony R
Winter Haven, Florida
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The Tampa enclave's colorful history unfolds here.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good49%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“cigar making” (8 reviews)
“park ranger” (5 reviews)
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1818 E 9th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605-3818
Historic Ybor
+1 813-247-1434
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Our family of 4 teens love anything with history and this museum did not disappoint. There was a short video to watch at the beginning and you can then walk through the museum at your leisure. It's not too big, I would allow about 1.5...More

Thank alphamom6
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small museum tells the unique story of Ybor City--a real company town that is now in Tampa. The stories of the Jews, Italians, Cubans, and others who settled there looking for a new life are well presented. Ranger Jessica noticed my military retiree hat...More

Thank Tony R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tampa is famous for producing two products, cigars and bread. Havana cigars and Cuban bread. The Ybor City State Museum occupies the former Ferlita Bakery building at 1818 East 9th Avenue in Ybor City's historic district. It was known for producing Cuban bread and its...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 7 June 2017

The air circulation and the no smoking makes the smoke free room exceptional. Unfortunately the machines are still the same old same old no pay offs. Disappointing as always.

Thank Andrea J
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Just discovered this gem. While it is small by most state park standards, you will learn so much from the tour. The staff is knowledgeable and very enthusiastic !

Thank Stephen P
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Makes you understand better the cigar city with a nice old time video. The lady at the desk makes you feel welcomed and is ready to answer your questions.

Thank 4voyage
Reviewed 11 April 2017

So much information packed into a small museum, courtyard and restored cigar maker homes! Our entire family (2 adults and a 10 & 8 year old) genuinely enjoyed the guided tour from the park ranger, the video in the interpretive center and the exhibits in...More

Thank emilyinmichigan
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Florida Park Service facility. Small museum in a former bread bakery, adjacent restored period house, courtyard. Park Service Ranger led 20 minute tour of the museum exterior/house/courtyard. Ours supplied a wealth of historical information on this part of Tampa. Museum exhibits very well done. No...More

Thank ThreeRivers75
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Nice informative museum,but not very big in size.The lady working when we visited was very helpful.Close to the trolley station.Worth a 15 minute visit.

Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Small facility easily seen in about 60-90 minutes. Starts with well done 20 minute movie, then a self guided tour of the museum and finally a 20 minute tour of a house that had been home to cigar workers. Interesting in particular to Cubans, Spanish,...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
Sam B
27 January 2015|
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