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Ybor City State Museum

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

Very good overview of the history of Ybor. Our guide at the museum was very, very engaging and... read more

Reviewed 23 December 2017
John C
Ybor City a Must See

Very knowledgeable tour guide. The Museum tour was very informative, and provided lots of history... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2017
349Blakey1
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The Tampa enclave's colorful history unfolds here.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“cigar making” (9 reviews)
“park ranger” (5 reviews)
“guided tour” (7 reviews)
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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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"typical house"
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"immigrant groups"
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"company town"
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"workers lived"
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"informative video"
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"typical home"
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"minute movie"
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"tobacco industry"
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"trolley stop"
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"cigar maker"
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"interesting exhibits"
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"cigar factories"
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"self guided"
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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

Thank JStatler71
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

The video tells most of the story but the displays tell the rest. The casitas give a real impression of life of the cigar company workers. The photos of the factory show how many workers were rolling cigars. A different lifestyle.

Thank 311charlesg
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

For $4/ per person you can walk through this and read and see some culture things ,they have a court yard that is cute for pictures and there is a casita with the ranger guiding and explaining the living and tobacco life. She was great

Thank Jeanmarie E
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

This place was not the usual museum i thought that i would see. It was small and nice and only $4. There was just to much reading and a 20 minute video. Then you go and see one of the casitas (home) and spend around...More

Thank yanelis2012
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

The museum can be reached by an old trolly ride, which was kind of fun. The museum itself is very small, not a whole lot of artifacts, but lots of written information. Their website suggested there are gardens around the building, and I guess I...More

Thank EvaSkates
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

What a great way to review past mistakes and learn some lessons! The artifacts and items collected and stored here are amazing.

Thank Jean Ann F
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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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