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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Tampa enclave's colorful history unfolds here.

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Home School Jackpot

We contacted the museum about the walking tour with Wallace Reyes for my daughter's History Fair Project. We were pleasantly greeted my a sweet young man that told us we were "in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Sarah B
Tampa, Florida

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We contacted the museum about the walking tour with Wallace Reyes for my daughter's History Fair Project. We were pleasantly greeted my a sweet young man that told us we were "in for a treat" with Mr. Reyes' tour. He was not mistaken!! Mr. Reyes was so outgoing, kind and captivating with his knowledge of Ybor City. He was so... More 

1 Thank Sarah B
Tampa, Florida
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190 reviews
117 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

This museum is A great gem in Ybor City. The staff and volunteers are friendly, the casita house informative. We plan to return to \do the walking tour.

1 Thank The_Hailes
New York City, New York
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29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Wally Reyes is a master cigar-maker and an even better historian. Ask for him to be your guide thru the museum and you will have a wonderful time. He really knows what he's talking about. Wally and this museum bring the incredible history of the cigar makers and Ybor City to life!

1 Thank lisabinnyc
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381 reviews
234 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 360 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We spent about an hour in this wonderful little museum, I just loved it. $4 per person meant great value in my opinion. We watched a video about the history of the area and the people who lived there, then browsed the artefacts. So much to see and read, I found it utterly compelling. The tour of the cigar workers... More 

2 Thank Joy S
San Francisco, California
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36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

What's not to like? It's only $4 for an adult to enter, takes about 30 minutes to cover the interesting exhibits and video. It's surprisingly informative and interesting about, well, the history of Ybor City. It's right near the #1 stop on the historic rail line and walking distance to plenty of food places. And bars and tattoo parlors, if... More 

1 Thank Jon_94117
Atlanta, Georgia
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96 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We dropped in here while waiting for another attraction to open. The staff member was pleasant, and the courtyard and the walk-through of the tobacco worker's home were the high points of our tour. The museum itself, while packed to the seams with information, is old-fashioned and worn around the edges -- a throwback to pre-multimedia times. But if you're... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

I visited the museum and thought it was very good. I'm giving it 5 stars since the Park Ranger, Jessica, was so energetic and could answer all the questions peppered at her from the people on the tour. Otherwise I would have given the museum a 4. It's not perfect but it does what it can with the small size... More 

2 Thank jett860
Jackson, Mississippi
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Great museum with a lot of information to learn about the history of Tampa and Ybor City. It's definitely worth the cost to spend half an hour to an hour walking through. It's very near the Saturday market so the two can be done together.

1 Thank Wayne R
Riverview, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 383 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

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 

1 Thank Stevied888
Valrico, Florida
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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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