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Ybor City State Museum

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Address: 1818 Ninth Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605
Phone Number: 813-247-1434
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Leisure education
Description: The Tampa enclave's colorful history unfolds here.

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It was interesting and we learned a lot, but not interesting for some kids. It's all reading, so kids could easily get bored. The house tour was cool though.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
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Riverview, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 376 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

There is a museum to go through, a video to watch and then the tour of a casita the cigar workers lived in. It depends on your level of interest and speed as to how long it takes but is only $4. They do have programs for kids but might be tough for very young kids as most museums would... More 

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Valrico, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is a small museum housed in the center of Ybor City, Tampa''s Latin Quarter, and was formerly a bakery. The museum houses historic items and information regarding the various cultures which settled in Ybor City, mostly to work in the cigar industry beginning in 1886. Most of the settlers were Cuban, Spanish and Sicilian with a smaller number being... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

It was interesting and we learned a lot, but not interesting for some kids. It's all reading, so kids could easily get bored. The house tour was cool though.

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Tampa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Surprised Tampa-born/half-Cuban husband with a trip here. Had sandwiches in the courtyard then went to museum. Very inexpensive, like $4 admittance. Full of history of the area of the Italians and Cubans et al. Origins, Politics, Art, Cigar making, baking (they have a real huge baking oven there!). Video viewing, old ads and documents, pictures, the whole nine yards in... More 

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lanex
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Mostly self-directed but interesting history of the immigrant groups that made up Ybor City and the cigar industry. Great courtyard adjacent to the museum and a workers casita opne for touring

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Bad Rappenau, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Tons of information about Ybor city and the cigarette industry. Very detailed. If you want to get into all the details and read all information you can stay for hours. For a quick visit and to check out key facts less than 1 hour is fine. We arrived just 45 minutes before closing and we could visit the museum for... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 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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