Behind-the-Scenes Tours of Ybor City’s Historic Buildings, Send-Off Party in the Museum Garden, Food and Beverages at Each Site, Free Transportation on Rubber-Wheel Trolleys
Enjoy behind-the-scenes tours of historic buildings with interesting pasts and stories that fuel the imagination at eight annual Buildings Alive! Ybor City Architecture Hop. Check in from 5:00-6:30 at the send-Off Party in the Museum Garden and enjoy food, libations and music. From there, hoppers will ride rubber-wheel trolleys with tour guides on board or walk from stop to stop, take exciting tours, and sample fantastic food and drinks along the way. Tours are given throughout the evening and attendees can experience Buildings Alive! at their own pace.
The them of our hop this year celebrates the 200th birthday of Vicente Martinez-Ybor, founder of Ybor City, who was instrumental in establishing the cigar industry in Tampa. The 2019 Buildings Alive! features architecturally interesting historic buildings that are now the home of:
• Creative Loafing
• Design Styles Architecture
• Florida Cane Distillery
• J.C. Newman Cigar Company
• Italian Club
• Swope Rodante
• Ybor Chamber Visitor Information Center
All-inclusive discount tickets are available through February 21, 2019 as follows:
General Admission – $45
YCMS Members – $35
Students – $25 (must present valid ID at check-in)
After 2/21/2019 and at the Door – $55
Buildings Alive! Tickets make great Valentine, Birthday, Anniversary, or any-day gifts!