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Ybor City State Museum

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Address: 1818 E 9th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605-3818
Phone Number: 813-247-1434
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The Tampa enclave's colorful history unfolds here.

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Visited while looking for ORGT geocaches. Got the cache with no problem and stayed and visited the museum. The house next door was interesting and the video was good. Learned a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Gainesville, Florida
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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited while looking for ORGT geocaches. Got the cache with no problem and stayed and visited the museum. The house next door was interesting and the video was good. Learned a lot about the history of the area and the people that lived during those times.

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Thank Richard R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed the tour I got here . It was fun educating and interesting . The men doing it were honestly amazing men who I could listen to all day . Very nice chatted and made me want to know more and more. Couldn't recommend this enough x

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Thank laura n
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Lovely little museum full of information and interesting facts about the history of the area and the origins of the famous cigar making industry. In addition the museum offer a tour of a fascinating casita house. The museum staff were all very friendly and helpful.

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Located in an old bakery, it still has the immigrants brick ovens. Start here when you come to tampa and it will explain how the whole place started. It will put the people you meet and the places you go in perspective. While your there stroll 7th avenue and pick up some real cigars and authentic food. Oh, if your... More 

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Thank eric s
Bremen, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

This museum is combined with the "LaCasita House Museum" see my review of that for more info. Together they present a wonderful over view of the history of Ybor city.

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Thank Klux2014
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

This is a small museum, but very inexpensive at $4 a person. The museum also offers a tour of a casita, a typical family house occupied a cigar factory worker's family. The casita is a stone's throw from the museum. The park ranger who was our docent gave our small group what I thought was a very interesting and fact-filled... More 

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Thank jrayb518
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

If you're ever in Tampa, be sure to visit Ybor City, the birthplace of cigar making in the US. There is a genuine streetcar system connecting Tampa and Ybor City that would be fun for kids. The museum is run by the Florida State Parks and the admission is only $4 for adults. There is an informative video and then... More 

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Thank Richard B
Englewood, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

The State Museum was a total delight. They offer an historical video that provides great insight into the past followed by a self-guided tour of the museum. Fascinating is the word I would use to describe the past of Ybor City. Much was learned that would not be know without this tour or some extensive research. The tour closed with... More 

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Thank SuziSouthwestFL
Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This houses several of the old cigar rolling houses, a beautiful garden and museum. There are images and past memorabilia from Ybor's past.

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Thank Heather J
Northridge, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

And to get out f the rush of Ybor. History buffs will like the short film on Ybor's founding. I did find myself thinking of how Ybor was tied to the Cuban Revolution and Spanish American War as I walked along the streets of Ybor and visualized 3000 Cuban immigrants rallying for a cause a long time ago.

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