Events and Programs


Buildings Alive! Ybor City Architecture Hop

Thursday, March 10, 2016  |  5pm - 10pm
Admission - Early-bird registration $35/person until March 7  |  Regular admission $45/person

Join us for the fifth annual Buildings Alive! Ybor City Architecture Hop! This popular tour allows participants to see inside some of Ybor City's historic buildings to see how current owners have adapted and preserved these buildings for a modern use. Hoppers will ride rubber-wheeled trolleys from stop to stop, hear unique tours at each location, and sample fantastic drinks and foods along the way. 

This year's buildings include:

  • The Cuban Club
  • Ybor Square (Church of Scientology and Creative Loafing) - housed in the original Ybor Factory
  • José Marti Park
  • La Segunda Central Bakery
  • Moon Over Havana Gallery
  • Swope Rodante Law Firm - housed in the Florida Brewery building

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Current Exhibits:


Ybor City Beneath the Surface
Ybor City Museum State Park

YCMS has partnered with the Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN) to present a special exhibition on the arhchoaelogical history of the city block on which the Ybor City Musuem State Park now resides. Using a mixture of historical data, including maps, and artifacts found during FPAN's archeological investigations at the park over the last few years, the exhibition reconstructs the evolution of the park's city block through time from Ybor's founding in the late 1800s through to today. The ehxibition will be on siaplsy through September, 2016. 



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.