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Ybor City State Museum

[Visitors Center]

Tampa

Don Vicente Martinez Ybor came to the sandy, palmetto-covered frontier near Tampa Bay and turned it into a city for thousands of immigrants. These newcomers brought their skills and culture with them, making Ybor City unique in Florida as the "Cigar Capital of the World."

From the opening of the first cigar factory in 1886 until the 1930s, Ybor City was a flourishing community.

La Casita, a restored cigar worker's house, is open for viewing 10 a.m. until noon, and from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

The rich history of Ybor City is preserved at this museum, a building that once housed the Ferlita Bakery. The museum is open daily from 9 a.m. until noon and 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.

Ybor City State Museum is located at the corner of 9th Avenue and 19th Street in Tampa.

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