Events and Programs

Buildings Alive! Ybor City Architecture Hop

March 19, 2015, 5-10 p.m.  

Back by popular demand!  Get a behind-the scenes tour of Ybor City's historic buildings. Hop on the Jolley Trolley or put on your walking shoes for our next Buildings Alive! Ybor City Architecture Hop on Thursday, March 19, 5-10 p.m. Enjoy food and beverages as you tour some of Ybor City’s beautiful historic buildings, each with its own architectural style and unique story.

This year's venues include: the Centro Asturiano, Design Styles Architecture, Elliott Wheeler Architect/Carla Atkinson Design, La Segunda Central Bakery, The RITZ Ybor, the Spoto Bulilding, and Stantec. You will also get a chance to see a preservation project in process, as participants will tour the Tampa Basbeall Museum at the Al Lopez House mid-way through its transformation from a residence to a museum.

All "hoppers" will be invited attend the After Party in the garden of the Ybor City Museum State Park, featuring music, desserts, drinks and prizes.

For more information or to purchase your tickets today, CLICK HERE!


Current Exhibits:

The Jewish Roots of Ybor City
Ybor City Museum State Park

A special exhibit exploring the lasting impact the Jewish immigrants to Ybor City have had on the community. The many buildings they constructed can still be found throughout the area. The synagogues they founded are amoung the city's oldest and most influential institutions, and most Tampa natives will remember some of the hundreds of shops and restaurants owned by Jewish families over Ybor's history. All of these Jewish roots are honored through this exhibit. Ask a park ranger for a companion guide to this exhibit for more information. 

Immigration and Ybor City 1886 - 1930
Ybor City Museum State Park

Ybor City’s immigrants came from lands far away to find new freedoms and opportunities to work in cigar factories, create businesses and become part of a rich and diverse community. They arrived with their own culture and traditions to discover new ways of life. The immigrant groups exhibit will intertwine the work and social lives of the Cubans, Spaniards, Sicilians, Romanian Jews, and Germans who helped weave the diverse tapestry that is uniquely Ybor. The iconic mutual aid societies, which provided for their medical and social needs are featured in a second exhibit.