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Tampa Bay History Center
801 Old Water St., Tampa, FL 33602
Part of the walk through Cigar City display.
Photo credit: By Christopher Hollis (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Tampa Bay History Center includes three floors of permanent and temporary exhibition space covering 12,000 years of Florida history, with a special focus on Tampa Bay and the Gulf Coast. Exhibits include the Tampa Bay area's first native inhabitants, Spanish conquistadors, and historical figures who shaped the area's history. "Cigar City" tells the story of Tampa’s cigar industry and immigrant communities. Visitors can walk through a 1920s-era cigar store and cigar factory; explore topics such as immigration, politics, and culture; and view cigar manufacturing and label printing artifacts, original furniture, and a model of a West Tampa cigar factory. "Port City" focuses on Tampa’s industrial ports, beginning with an introductory film inside an actual shipping container-turned-theater.
The museum is on the waterfront in Tampa’s Channelside District.
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