La Casita House Museum
La Casita House Museum
4.5
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This museum showcases the restored cottage of one of Ybor City's many former cigar workers.
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Monica D
Tampa, FL2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2012 • Family
See how immigrants lived years ago! Cute, small, compact houses. Nice little tour, very informative for all, including children and teenagers. There is a nail outside the front door of each house - find out why! How did the iceman know you needed ice? If you have family visiting Tampa, bring them here! (You can also tour the museum next door and have lunch at the Columbia (a few blocks over) - a classic beautifully tiled Cuban restaurant, named after the boat that brought people here.)
Written July 15, 2012
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JABJR2013
Edinboro, Pennsylvania, United States16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2012 • Friends
Tour preserved "shot-gun" dwellings of immigrants who came to work the tobacco trade. Many unique insights into customs and community life. Interesting tour for both children and adults.
Written November 24, 2013
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nnmercman
Camberley, UK14,028 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Couples
A Docent guided tour of a casita house is part of your entrance ticket to the main museum. These houses have been moved here from their original locations and sympathetically refurbished. The majority of items within the house have been donated by families of original immigrants. At the rear of the house is an outside "rest room", small vegetable garden and brick bbq which reflects how it would have been originally. Our guide (Lisa?) was really informative about the many artefacts and history - for instance I now know what the nail to right of front door is for (loaf of bread delivery), how does the ice man know how much to deliver (numerical sign hung on front of house) and where the saying "don't throw the baby out with the bath water" originates (babies were last in line to share tub water). So while the house is a compact 2 bedroom/4 room layout, it brings to life how people lived back in the day and is a recommended visit in conjunction with the main Ybor history museum next door.
Written January 14, 2017
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Klux2014
Bremen, OH45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016
Totally enjoyed this museum. There is a video, a guided tour of the restored home and self guided tour of the museum in a former bakery. The history you learn is fascinating. The cost $4.00 is very reasonable. Our guide did a wonderful job of telling the story of early life in Ybor City and answered our questions - going so far as to research a question while we were there.
Written July 9, 2016
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Glenda A
Palmetto, FL194 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016
This is small museum, but well worth the visit and the $4 admission price. The museum is housed in an old bakery and still has the massive ovens for you to view. Interesting to know the history and the connections that the founders of Ybor had to famous men like Rockefeller.

I suggest taking the Cigar Factory Tour with Wally. He provides a tour of the museum and several other historical sites. The price of admission to the museum is included. Great experience and wonderful tour.
Written May 30, 2016
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oneyearride
Tampa, Florida, United States438 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Couples
The ranger told us it would only take us 15 to 20 minutes and he was right. It is only $4 a person. We are glad we stopped.
Written August 5, 2015
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showmestate12
San Jose, CA201 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2012
not liking the fake feeling I get from staff here. not very comfortable.The surroundings were nice. I would not return.
Written May 24, 2013
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Visa711
Toledo, OH508 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Couples
We visited the museum first, which has a lot of interesting information about the cigar industry in Tampa. It is mostly just reading and general displays in the museum but we enjoy history so it was good for the $4 price.

When we arrived, we were told by the ranger to notify her that we were ready for the casita tour. Instead of the ranger though, the tour was led by a front desk person in casual clothes who did not give any insight into the houses or information. I would have much preferred to have had a tour with a professional ranger than a front desk person. The tour of the house took less than 5 minutes because of this.

I'd still recommend others to give it a shot since it is a very unique part of American history.
Written April 7, 2015
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349Blakey1
Port Charlotte30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
Visited this museum for the second time with friends. Had a wonderful experience. The guide was very knowledgeable and patient. This museum captors Ybor City's rich history and is a must see. The cost is minimal for the tour which begins with a walking tour of the museum followed by a tour of a Casita, and ends with a documentary that sheds more light on the history of this marvelous city.
Written May 7, 2019
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nickyboon2003
Gloucestershire, UK12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019
If your in the area and want to find out some history of how the cigar industry took off then this is a must staff friendly and it's free.
Written March 1, 2019
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