Part of the essential TampaNational Historic Landmark District, this converted state museum has one especially famous legacy – the Cuban bread. While Tampa contests’ Miami as the true source of the Cuban bread, Francesco Ferlita’s bakery, once housed in this very building, seems to be the more viable origin. At the museum, you can still see the ovens in which the bread was baked. The permanent exhibits explores the founding of Ybor, history of the cigar industry and the associated immigrant groups.
The museum also includes the Casita, furnished in the recreation of a cigar worker’s house, as it would have looked a hundred years ago – bedrooms, kitchen, living room and play room.
Outside the museum is a Mediterranean style garden, in which the organisation allows you to host events such as weddings and receptions, corporate events, private parties, fundraisers.
Entrance Ticket Details For Ybor City State Museum
- Free for under 5 years.
How to Reach Ybor City State Museum
- Bus 8 stop 7th Av @ 19th St
- Bus 5 and 12 stop Palm Av @ 20th St
- Burger King
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26.46% of people who visit Tampa include Ybor City State Museum in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
76.27% of people start their Ybor City State Museum visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Ybor City State Museum
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Ybor City State Museum
Ybor City State Museum Reviews & Ratings
Great place to learn about ybor history. A great video, exhibits, park and some houses. Of course don't forget the chickens and trolley to downtown.
Lovely and full of history about Ybor city. Lots of information boards and pictures, some displays are Interactive. There's a video at the end which gives a very interesting summary of the exhibits. There's a beautiful garden just behind the museum building to enjoy. The park ranger at the desk was super helpful with tips on how to walk around town and what to look out for.
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 Tampa and Florida, the social and cultural integration of the migrants that came from so different part of the world, the life they lived and the social improvements they attained are amazing. Do not miss this museum and the visit/tour to the Casita...
Interesting bit of history amid the big city! It was fun to learn about cigar making and how it helped build Tampa into what it is today. Well done!
Nice little museum about the history of Ybor City with an informative film, interesting displays, neighboring garden and tour of a typical cigar factory worker’s home. For only $4 it’s a great way to spend an hour or two. There’s lots of info about the founding of the town, the local cigar industry and immigrant communities.