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Ybor City State Museum

1818 Ninth Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605 (Historic Ybor)
813-247-1434
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Ranked #31 of 60 Attractions in Tampa
Type: History Museums, Gardens, Parks, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: The Tampa enclave's colorful history unfolds here.
Attraction details
Type: History Museums, Gardens, Parks, Specialty Museums, 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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Tallahassee, Florida
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119 reviews 119 reviews
41 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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115 reviews 115 reviews
16 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
101 helpful votes 101 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
44 helpful votes 44 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
87 reviews 87 reviews
22 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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23 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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Dover, Massachusetts
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114 reviews 114 reviews
23 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Who knew that Ybor City was a planned community evolved around the cigar manufacturing industry? We learned so much about the logistics of this area in a fascinating 2 hour tour by Wallace Reyes, tour guide extraordinaire. He was extremely knowledgeable about the history and people that comprised the working community and culture of this oasis of downtown Tampa. I... More 

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San Diego
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219 reviews 219 reviews
105 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

This museum deals only with the history of the cigar industry in Ybor City and the people who worked in it. After you tour the museum, the ranger takes you thru a furnished replica of a typical home the workers lived in. We spent a little over an hour there and found it very interesting and informative. Once you finish,... More 

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