Trip Planner:   USA  /  Florida  /  Tampa  /  Ybor City State Museum

Ybor City State Museum, Tampa

4.3
#7 of 8 in Museums in Tampa
Ybor City Museum State Park is a Florida State Park in Tampa, Florida's Ybor City. The museum occupies the former Ferlita Bakery (originally La Joven Francesca) building at 1818 9th Avenue in the Ybor City Historic District. The bakery was known for producing cuban bread and its ovens are part of the museum displays covering the history of the cigar industry and the Latin community from the 1880s through the 1930s. There is also an ornamental garden in the building (available for rental after regular hours).HistoryThere is some debate about the true source of "real" Cuban bread, with both Miami and Tampa, Florida claiming to be the true home. The earliest U.S. bakery to produce Cuban bread was most likely La Joven Francesca bakery, established in 1896 by the Sicilian-born Francisco Ferlita, a Cuban-Spanish-Italian immigrant. Bread sold for 3 to 5 cents a loaf, mainly to the Ybor City market.The bakery was destroyed by fire in 1922 leaving only the brick bread oven standing. Francisco rebuilt the bakery even larger than before, added a second oven, and it became a major supplier of bread for the Tampa/Ybor area. The bakery also became a place to congregate, drink a good cup of Cuban coffee, and catch up on the local news.
With our online itinerary creator, Tampa attractions like Ybor City State Museum can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
Source
Create an itinerary including Ybor City State Museum
map
Ybor City State Museum Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
110 reviews
Google
4.4
TripAdvisor
  • The video tells most of the story but the displays tell the rest. The casitas give a real impression of life of the cigar company workers. The photos of the factory show how many workers were rolling ...  more »
  • For $4/ per person you can walk through this and read and see some culture things ,they have a court yard that is cute for pictures and there is a casita with the ranger guiding and explaining the liv...  more »
  • This place was not the usual museum i thought that i would see. It was small and nice and only $4. There was just to much reading and a 20 minute video. Then you go and see one of the casitas (home) a...  more »
Google
  • Cheapest museum ever. Its very small but $5 per person i would go all day. Very nice and cool information i have learned. Must stop to vist next time.
  • It was a small museum showcasing the history of Ybor City and the history of the cigar industry. I really enjoyed it and so did my children. It was an enjoyable experience.The staff were so friendly, including the cleaning lady she suggested for us to take our children to the children's museum.
  • Who knew how much their was to learn about Ybor! $4/ per person seemed a little steep for such a small museum but we learned we didn't even get to the preserved home. Plus, the money goes to better our state so, not that bad of an investment!
  • Ybor (Pronounced as Yeebor) is one beautiful place near Tampa! It was built from scratch by people from different nations, this place carries rich history, which one must know when you visit the place. Do not miss this museum and the guided tour.
  • A lot of history and culture. It's a nice place to hang out.

Plan your trip to Tampa

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Tampa

One of the country's favorite vacation destinations, Tampa offers lodging options ranging from lavish resorts to inexpensive motels, and almost everything in between. The city's downtown boasts numerous affordable full-service hotels where you can take advantage of in-room dining, free Wi-Fi, and secure parking, all within walking distance of popular beaches. For an indulgent experience, consider staying at one of the hotels located along the sprawling wildlife preserve on the upper shores of Tampa Bay.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Tampa by other users

18 days in Florida BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Tampa BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, kids, popular PREFERENCES: November, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Florida BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Tampa BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, kids, popular PREFERENCES: November, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Tampa & Miami BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Florida BY A USER FROM GERMANY December, teens, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 33 days in United States BY A USER FROM INDIA May, kids, popular PREFERENCES: May, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Tampa & Orlando BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Florida BY A USER FROM ALBANIA April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Tampa BY A USER FROM LATVIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Florida BY A USER FROM IRELAND July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Tampa BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans