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Ybor City State Museum

Address: 1818 Ninth Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605 (Historic Ybor)
Phone Number: 813-247-1434
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Ranked #56 of 214 things to do in Tampa
Type: History museums, Specialty museums, Gardens, Nature & Parks, Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: The Tampa enclave's colorful history unfolds here.
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Type: History museums, Specialty museums, Gardens, Nature & Parks, Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: The Tampa enclave's colorful history unfolds here.

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Toronto, Canada
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189 reviews 189 reviews
91 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

A pleasant visit in a Sunday afternoon. The museum is located off the busy Main Street and offers a quiet respite. The museum is a history of cigar making in the area and the various immigrant groups who made it happen. If you can catch a guided tour, do so, Also, take some time to sit in the park and... More 

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NJ
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We were a little afraid we were going to learn more about Ybor City than we really wanted to know, but we found the information interesting and quite accessible. The tourguide for the Cigar Maker's house was a history professor, and did a good job of explaining the context of the site in an interesting way. Well worth the price... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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130 reviews 130 reviews
47 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We enjoyed learning about the immigrant history of Ybor City. The manager in the gift shop next to the museum was delightful. The movie about Ybor is worth watching. Nicely done!

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Kailua, Hawaii
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116 reviews 116 reviews
16 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We have attended several events at the museum, but only toured the inside once. Part of the score rests on its usage as a venue for events. It has a beautiful tree covered courtyard that hosts a multitude of different types of events, from wedding receptions to cigar tastings. The museum itself is a series of self directed exhibits, that... More 

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St. George, Utah
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

An introductory video, tour of a cigar workers casita and self tour of the museum were all interesting and informative. We all enjoyed the time spent. If you go on a Saturday, check out the street fair which closes at 3pm. Lots of arts, crafts and foods. We did a driving tour of the area also.

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Burlington, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The Ybor City Museum is a great place to stop and take a peek into a different time. The museum is a 3 part tour, with a video on the history of Ybor city, a walk through museum and a guided tour of one of the cigar worker's homes. It was very interesting to learn about the immigrants from all... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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112 reviews 112 reviews
34 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The Ybor City Museum offers visitors a glimpse of the past. The museum has three parts: a historic Casita (a cigar worker's home), a museum with changing exhibits (while we were there there was a special section in the influence of baseball), and a movie that shares the history of the area (the immigrants, the influence of cigar making and... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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95 reviews 95 reviews
46 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

The history of the cigar industry shows why Tampa was called Cigar City USA....The story of the Cuban, Italian, and German immigrants that made Ybor City buzz...

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Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
47 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

This is small local museum focused on the heyday of cigar manufacturing in Ybor. The displays are informative but not interactive and provide a good history of the cigar industry. There is a short movie that you need to go next store to the gift shop to see. There is also a short visit to one of the workers houses.... More 

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Dover, Massachusetts
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121 reviews 121 reviews
23 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Our walking tour which was led by Wallace Reyes began and ended at the Ybor City Museum. After watching a documentary which was actually produced under the guidance of our tour guide we learned a bit more about the actually communities that made up Ybor City, Wally brought to life many of the facts we saw in the film as... More 

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