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The OFFICIAL Ybor City Ghost Tour

#14 of 80 Tours in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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Address: 7th Ave and 16th st., Tampa, FL 33605
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+1 813-386-3905

As the sun sets, the restless souls of Ybor City's past begin to stir. Join...

As the sun sets, the restless souls of Ybor City's past begin to stir. Join us on a two hour tour to learn their stories as you walk the streets of this historic town with your guide.Tours begin at 6:30 p.m.Monday through Wednesday and 8 p.m. on every other night. Reservations are required. $25. per adult.

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I like the historical aspect of it

Great historical overview of the city. I thoroughly enjoyed our guide and the stories he provided to us. Great "story by the campfire" atmosphere. I would highly recommend. My... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2016
Tampa, Florida

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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 26 August 2016

Great historical overview of the city. I thoroughly enjoyed our guide and the stories he provided to us. Great "story by the campfire" atmosphere. I would highly recommend. My tour guide was joe howden.

Thank TampaNative771
Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

Our ghost host, Joe Howden, was incredibly knowledgable, intelligent, witty, and made the evening enjoyable and fun for us all. You also get a fascinating history lesson about Ybor City and it's gangster past. Our group especially enjoyed going into the very haunted Cuban Club and detecting spirits with our hand held energy detecting devices which Mr. Howden supplied. There's... More 

2 Thank bevcoe50
Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Bring your camera and flick the flash on because you will be presented with photo opp's everywhere you turn. The history that we took away from the tour was fantastic. Snap pictures while the stories are being told, because the only building you go in is the Cuban Club, which is stunning in itself. But know there is lots of... More 

Thank GioiaGatsby
Tampa, Florida
1 review
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Reviewed 22 June 2016

Very safe and fun tour of Ybor Cities ghosts. My family had a scream! The tour guide was helpful and informative. My 12 yr old and his friend, we're having fun taking pictures and looking for orbs. Make sure you bring your camera. I would recomend this to everyone.

1 Thank 556tadkins
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Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Our tour guide Greg was absolutely very knowledgeable, entertaining, and complete with is guide of the ghost tour. Lots of history was disclosed and was a very interesting tour.

1 Thank Melinda R
South Haven, Michigan
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Reviewed 20 April 2016

Charlie was so knowledgeable and personable. It was really cool to learn about the history and the activity in the city. I didn't see or hear anything, but just the pure history was awesom!

Thank kaseymurphy2016
Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

This ghost tour was capturing. The storytelling by Charles was like none other. He knows the history of Ybor city as well as ghost legends. This is a great way to end a day.

Thank Tameka W
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Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Wonderful tour and history lesson of Ybor city. My teenager can't stop talking about it. My husband who is definitely a skeptic really enjoyed learning all about the rich history of this community. Stories were wonderful and horrible all at the same time. We enjoyed using the ghost finding equipment and touring the building in the dark, with mini mag... More 

Thank Lisa V
Savannah, Georgia
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Reviewed 3 February 2016

I must admit, I foolishly went into this tour with low expectations. I was completely unaware of the paranormal possibilities Ybor City had to offer, but I suppose that's the point of taking a tour, isn't it? Learning some new things! And I sure did! I'm a ghost tour guide myself in another city, and I was totally impressed by... More 

3 Thank TSpange
Springfield, Virginia
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Reviewed 24 January 2016

This is a definite MUST, when you're in Tampa. The Official Ybor Ghost Tour lived up to its hype. Charlie eloquently shared the intriguing history about Ybor's vibrant and wild west type past and the characters who lived there. We got to use an EMF reader inside a building that has had some strange occurrences. Everyone's meters were going off.... More 

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