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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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Worth a visit if you are in the area

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Jelle1974
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Bad Rappenau, Germany

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Tampa
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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 132 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 62 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 121 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 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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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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Additional Information about Ybor City State Museum

Address: 1818 Ninth Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605
Phone Number: 813-247-1434
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa>  > Historic Ybor
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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