Ybor City Museum State Park

The Ybor City Museum State Park is a state historic park consisting of the Ybor City Museum, housed in the Ferlita Bakery building (a neighborhood bakery operated by the Ferlita family, Italian immigrants who established the business at that location in 1896), the Casita, and the Garden.

The State Park contains permanent exhibits on Vicente Martinez Ybor, the founding and early history of Ybor City, the cigar industry, the social clubs of the city, and the Ferlita Bakery itself. The Ybor City Museum houses a museum store with a variety of items for sale reflecting the ethnic heritage of the community, the cigar trade, and the site's history.

The Casita is actually one of seven small cottages, built for cigar workers' families that are located at this historic site. Three were built around 1895 and, as such, are among the earliest structures in Ybor City. Originally located on 5th Avenue, they were moved to their present location in 1976 as part of a preservation initiative that included the Ferlita Bakery and a number of other structures in the community.

The Garden at the Ybor City Museum State Park is a green and restful version of the Mediterranean-style patios seen in the late 19th century. It has been adapted to its present location by the inclusion of Florida flora (including tropical fruit trees), statuary, and a fountain.

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  • Ybor City Museum State Park
  • 2009 N. 18th Street
  • Tampa, FL 33675
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