This urban park is dedicated to the preservation of Ybor City's cultural heritage. The museum, housed in the historic Ferlita Bakery, traces the rich cultural history of Ybor City and the cigar-making industry.
The Museum is open year-round with the exception of major holidays. Explore the history and founding of Ybor City at the Museum, housed in the historic Ferlita Bakery. Learn about Tampa's cigar industry once known as "the cigar capital of the world" as well as the cultures and lifestyles of the early founders. The Ferlita Bakery, established in 1923, was a major source of the community's daily bread.
The museum has self-guided exhibits, with written and audio information and a video presentation. The site includes a beautiful ornamental garden and three restored cigar workers' houses. One house, La Casita, is open for viewing 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Tours available Mon. - Sun. Docents lead guided tours through La Casita, a cigar maker's house. The house is an excellent example of the "shot-gun" houses in which many cigar makers lived and reflects the family life in the early part of the 20th century.
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