Educational Tours & Materials

The Ybor City Museum Society has designed a number of resources to help continue the learning process for visitors of all ages. We are constantly working to expand our offerings, so please check back often to see what new and exciting resources we have developed for you!

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The Ybor City Museum State Park provides a fun and educational experience to school groups. While visiting the Museum, students will learn about significant people in Ybor City’s history, important events and places that helped shape the area, and discover what it was like to live in Ybor City at the turn of the last century. This tour is best suited for students Grade 4 and above. Teachers, please download the Field Trip Guide below for more information and all necessary forms, as well as some lessons to incorporate prior to your visit.

Ybor City in the Classroom Lesson Plans

The Ybor City Museum Society has created a series of in-class activities to either supplement your class trip to the Musuem or to teach students about Ybor City if you are unable to take a trip to the Museum. Activites have been created for grades 4-8 that are realted to three themes: the growth of the Ybor City community, immigration and Ybor City and the unique words of Ybor City. Each activity is aligned with Florida State Standards. 

New! City Ties Program

Educators, are you looking for classroom activities that relate to your field trip or local social studies content?

The Ybor City Musuem State Park and Henry B. Plant Museum have partnered to bring you the City Ties Activity! We want to make Ybor City and Tampa's unique histories and their ties more accessible to you and your students.

With these activities, you and your students will:

  • Access projects that are tailored to teach/reinforce local history
  • Learn using primary sources
  • Cover social studies curriculum for grandes 4-6
  • Use cross-discipline skills

Click Here to download the City Ties Activity!

Experience History!

To help students make the connection between Ybor and Tampa, the City Ties Tour is designed to offer a one-day field trip opportunity to the Ybor City Musuem State Park and the Henry B. Plant Museum. 

Start your morning at the Ybor City Museum State Park to learn about the founding and evolution of Ybor City and the cigar industry, and tour a restored cigar worker's house. Continue your journey to the Henry B. Plant Museum to experience life in the Gilded Age at the opulaent Tampa Bay Hotel and learn how Henry Plant influenced the developement of Tampa. 

The City Ties Activity can be used as classroom lessons, independent learning to build upon social studies content, or as pre- or post-City Ties Tour field trip content. 

To schedule a City Ties Tour, please contact Heather Trubee Brown at 813.258.7304 or htrubee@ut.edu