In the heart of old Ybor City, Ybor City Museum State Park presents the story of this tight-knit community of cigar workers and their families by immersing you into the past.
Resources for exploring the area
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Location: Ybor City
Fees: $4 per person
Open: 9-5 daily, closed holidays
Address: 1818 Ninth Ave, Tampa, FL 33605
From the interchange of Interstate 75 and Interstate 4 in Tampa, follow I-4 westbound for 7.1 miles into the city. Exit at N 21st Street (SR 585) and head south three blocks to E Palm Ave. Turn right and follow E Palm Ave west for two blocks to N 19th St. Turn left and go one block to E Ninth Avenue. Turn right. A small parking lot adjoins the museum.
About the Park
Established by Don Vicente Martinez Ybor, Ybor City opened its first cigar factory in 1886.
A preserved half block includes three restored casitas, the traditional shotgun-style homes of cigar workers, with more undergoing restoration.
The main museum is in the historic Ferlita Bakery building and focuses on the colorful history of the area.
Walking tours of the city depart the museum on Saturdays at 10:30 AM