Ybor City Museum State Park
Museum Hours: 9AM-4PM Wednesday-Sunday. Closed on major holidays.
Fee: $4.00 per person.
Exhibits are housed in an historic bakery featuring displays on the founders of Ybor City, the cigar industry, information on all the nationalities involved, a cigar work station, and information about the lifestyles of residents.
The museum complex includes a mediterranean style garden available to the public and can be rented for special occasions, historic factory homes, and a restored cigar worker’s house. Guided tours of “La Casita” are available upon request.
The Ferlita Bakery building, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, was acquired in 1976 and opened as a museum in September 1980.
For more information contact the Ybor City State Museum, 1818 9th Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605; (813) 247-6323
J.C. Newman cigar co. museum
Museum Hours: 9AM-5:30PM Monday-Friday. Closed on major holidays.
In 1954, J.C. Newman Cigar Company moved from Cleveland, Ohio to the historic El Reloj factory in Tampa, Florida. Built in 1910, El Reloj serves as the international headquarters for J.C. Newman and is the only factory still manufacturing cigars in Cigar City.
In honor of our family’s 125th anniversary and the factory’s 110th anniversary, our iconic factory has undergone a restoration project to highlight its historic beauty, and we’re opening the doors to the public.
Our retail store and three floor museum is free to the public.
Assist us in making El Reloj a destination for cigar and history lovers alike by visiting our Tampa, FL factory! Whether you smoke daily or have never before picked up a cigar, we will have something for everyone.