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Ybor City Museum State Park

 About Ybor City Museum State Park

The porch of La Casita.

A NOTE FROM THE MANAGER

Rick Argo

Welcome to Ybor City, the historic and unique center of Tampa, Florida's "Barrio Latino"! My staff and I invite you to visit the Ybor Museum and witness the growth of Tampa through the unique lives of the immigrants and their societies that made such an impact on the area's cigar industry heritage. Come join us, and savor the flavors of all we have to offer!

The Ybor City environs are designated as a National Historic District. The Ybor City Museum State Park provides visitors with a glimpse into the lives of the immigrants who settled, lived in, and built the thriving community of Ybor City. The museum building is an original bakery building which was in business until the 1960s. Also, on the "Historic Block", which the museum is part of, are actual homes that were lived in by the cigar workers. These homes are called casitas, or "little houses". By participating in daily tours visitors can experience the lifestyle of the people who lived in them.

Ybor City Museum State Park has much to offer in regards to special events, weddings, business gatherings, or organization socials. The "Mediterranean Garden", part of the museum, is available for rental. The garden provides a wonderful venue for many occasions. Before touring Ybor City, the garden provides a quiet spot to sit and plan your day. Also on the Historic Block is the Ybor City Museum Society gift shop. The gift shop is in a restored "casita". The shop has many wonderful items to help you remember your visit, including hand-rolled cigars.

While in Tampa, begin your day at Ybor City Museum State Park. It will make your Ybor City visit enjoyable and memorable.

GETTING HERE

From I-4 - Take exit 1 and turn South onto 21st Street (it's one-way), turn right onto Palm Avenue, then take the second left onto 19th Street and the very next right, which is 9th Avenue. The museum is the second building on the right, a large building with a yellow brick front. From I-275: Take it North or South to I-4 and follow the above directions. Parking:  Parking is available on the street at the parking meters (quarters only) or at one of the metered lots located off of 8th Avenue, or at one of the Parking Garages. One Parking Garage is located on 9th Avenue between 13th Street and Nick Nuccio Parkway, 6 blocks west of the Museum. Another Parking Garage is located at 15th Street and 5th Avenue and is 6 blocks diagonally from the Museum. Two Hour Free Parking is available on 7th Avenue during the day but it fills up fast.

GET INVOLVED

  • For forms, information and benefits of volunteering visit Get Involved.
  • www.ybormuseum.org
  • 2009 N. Angel Oliva Senior Street
    P.O. Box 5421
    Tampa, Florida 33675

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