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Ybor City State Museum

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Such a hidden gem - we learned so much

Possibly one of the best museum deals out there! We paid $4 each and enjoyed several hours here... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Denver, Colorado
Very informative

Had no idea this existed. Beautiful historic town and the streetcar ride was awesome. Cute museum... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Selden, New York
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The Tampa enclave's colorful history unfolds here.
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1818 E 9th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605-3818
Historic Ybor
+1 813-247-1434
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Possibly one of the best museum deals out there! We paid $4 each and enjoyed several hours here. After spending time in Ybor over the years we wanted to know more about it's history and this absolutely delivered! First, they have a video that goes...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had no idea this existed. Beautiful historic town and the streetcar ride was awesome. Cute museum with so much information in the movie.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank luvtawin88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are three elements to this museum - a video; a short guided tour to the Casita and an exhibition. It’s well done and gives you a good overview of the history behind the area. $4pp, can be paid by card or (if you have...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Wombling_Free_7548
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had not realised the historic story of this Tampa neighbourhood. At its height it was the biggest cigar manufacturing location in the world

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank NXW
Reviewed December 11, 2018

This is a little museum that relates the history of the cigar industry in Tampa. The amount of information is unbelievable, this is one of the most interesting towns in USA, its migration configuration, the uniqueness of the industry that gave so much importance to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bochinchera
Reviewed November 28, 2018

What an interesting place. So much information was given by the park ranger. No, it is not what you expect as a State Park, but, the tour of a cigar makers home is amazing. A time in history of Tampa that needs to be remembered....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Donna M
Reviewed November 6, 2018

My personal opinion is everyone should visit the local museum of a city you visit I lover history . In here you will learn about all the amazing people that made Tampa what it is today

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Virginia B
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

The museum was engaging to teens, we ate Cuban sandwiches in the shaded courtyard and we learned a bit in the process. Thanks to the Ranger and volunteer, we had a lovely day. Did not know the park across from the Museum housed so many...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DodoDidi
Reviewed October 23, 2018

I came in on a weekday morning when it was not busy. It is a very interesting museum that tells the story of Ybor City with some great displays. It was a very good visit with a helpful ranger and later a knowledgeable volunteer arrived...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mcmonScotland
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

The Ybor City State Museum is a must see! For only $4 fee per person you can learn about the founding of Ybor City the cigar capital of the world. The tour of a cigar factory worker’s casita was interesting! Our docent was very informative!...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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June 25, 2017|
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Response from skoeper | Reviewed this property |
We paid $4.00/pp. Unless there are two museums and we went to the other one? It won't let me post a link but if you google Ybor City Museum and then go to the "Visit the Museum" link and then click on "info" it will tell... More
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