J.C. Newman Cigar Company 125th Year

 In 1895, our grandfather/great-grandfather Julius C. (J.C.) Newman founded our family cigar business. Four generations later, J.C. Newman Cigar Co. is America’s oldest family-owned premium cigar maker.  We proudly hand roll premium cigars today the same way that J.C. Newman did a century ago.

A key to our company’s longevity has been an unwavering commitment to quality craftsmanship and customer service. As a family-owned company, we personally stand behind all of our products and strive to ensure that each is perfect. Our family’s sole goal is to continue J.C. Newman’s legacy and our family tradition and keep rolling hand crafted premium cigars for another 125 years.

Our “El Reloj” cigar factory in the “Cigar City” of Tampa, Florida was built in 1910. In celebration of our company’s 125th anniversary this year, we restored El Reloj to its historic grandeur and rededicated El Reloj with a ribbon cutting. We are now welcoming visitors from all over the world.

In addition to an expanded museum, our public areas also include a retail store, hand-rolling area, and many interactive experiences. Between our self-guided and docent-led tour options, you will be able to peek into the past to see how our family persevered through the years, learn more about the industry which built Tampa and experience the artistry of cigar making first hand.

We are very grateful for your support of J.C. Newman and cannot wait to welcome you! 


The completion of our factory renovation means you can finally come inside! Our factory store and museum are open for shoppers and we encourage you to come visit us M – F 9:00 am – 5:00 pm with tours offered Monday, Thursday, and Friday.

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Host Your Next Event, Wedding, or Party at J.C. Newman Cigar Factory

Standing in the heart of historic Ybor City, this iconic treasure is the perfect venue for anyone looking to create a unique experience in an authentically Tampa space.

To learn more about our event space, visit this page, or email events@jcnewman.com


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These four cigars are among the newest in the J.C. Newman portfolio and each is a unique offering. From the artisan craftsmanship, to the unique blend, to the value, you’re sure to find something amazing in each of our cigars.