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This hour fifteen-minute tour is a top to bottom exploration of El Reloj, the only cigar factory still in operation in Cigar City, (Tampa, FL). This tour takes guests through the process of cigar making both by hand and on antique cigar machines, the Newman family legacy, the history of Cigar City, and much more. Three stories high, and one city-block long, this historic cigar factory will please cigar enthusiasts, history buffs, and those with interests in manufacturing and technology. The cost for the tour is $15 for Adults, and $12 for Seniors, Students, and Veterans.

This tour is available Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.. Due to cigar production, these are the only times we can accommodate tours. To ensure your desired tour time is available, please pre-book your tour below.

saturday Tours

Periodically, we run production overtime to catch up on cigar orders for our customers. On these days, it affords us the rare opportunity to offer factory tours on a Saturday!

 

Cigar Rolling Class

J.C. Newman Cigar Co. maintains a tradition of hand-rolling cigars going back to its founding in 1895. Now, we invite guests, cigar aficionados and cigar novices alike, to participate in the same hand-rolling experience. With guidance from one of our master cigarmakers, roll five cigars you can take home with you.

This experience takes place on Thursday and Friday afternoons. Groups of six guests can come to the factory for a hands-on cigarmaking experience. You will roll the wrapper on the bunched binder and filler of a cigar and make cigars alongside our factory staff.

The experience lasts about an hour and fifteen minutes, costs $75 per person, and is intended for those of legal purchasing age for tobacco (21+).

master roller assisting guest in rolling a cigar

TOBACCO TASTING ClASS

In this smoking class, visitors to J.C. Newman’s historic El Reloj cigar factory in Tampa, Florida will learn about 24 types of premium cigar tobacco grown in 9 countries and smoke a selection of single-leaf puritos. The 75-minute class costs $50 per person and is limited to six adults.

Although J.C. Newman’s Tobacco Tasting class is designed for experienced cigar consumers who want to learn more about premium cigar tobacco, novice cigar smokers will enjoy it as well. Visitors can enroll in a tobacco tasting class separately or book with a guided factory tour and a cigar rolling class.

 

Tabacco Tasting Table 4

Interested in Booking a Group Tour?

Use this form to inquiry about group tours of 10 people or more. To book a tour for fewer than 10, please click here.

In addition to most weekends, the factory store and museum are not open on the following dates in 2024: January 1, January 15, March 29, May 27, June 19, July 4, September 2, November 28, November 29, December 25, January 1, 2025.

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jc newman museum and factory store

ADDRESS:
2701 Sixteenth Street
Tampa, FL 33605

PHONE:
(813) 248-2124


VISITING HOURS:
MON – FRI: 9 A.M. – 5:30 P.M.

 

In addition to most weekends, the factory store and museum are not open on the following dates in 2024: January 1, January 15, March 29, May 27, June 19, July 4, September 2, November 28, November 29, December 25, January 1, 2025.