Manager's Message

Manager's Message Ybor City Museum State Park

Brian Pinson, Park Manager

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 City Museum State Park and witness the growth of Tampa through the lives of the immigrants and their societies that shaped the area's unique, 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 housed in the original Ferlita Bakery building, which was in business until the 1960's.  Also, on the "Historic Block", are actual cigar worker's homes.  These homes are called casitas, or "little houses".  By participating in daily tours, visitors can experience the lifestyle of the immigrants 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.  

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