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Naples Depot Museum

1051 5th Ave S, Naples, FL 34102-6413
+1 239-262-6525
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Great museum for Naples history

I learned a lot about the history of Naples from this well laid out museum. Clever simulation of a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Richard H
Asheville, North Carolina
via mobile

Good museum to find out the interesting history around the Naples area. Especially interested in... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2017
Inverness, United Kingdom
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Long hidden on the fringe of Florida's Gulf coast and overlooked by developers until well into the 1880s, Naples' catalyst for settlement finally arrived forty years later when two rival railroads rolled into town within ten days of each other. Set in Naples' restored Seaboard Air Line Railway passenger station, the Naples Depot Museum welcomes visitors back to the railroading boom days of the Roaring Twenties and explains how generations of Southwest Floridians used technology and transportation to conquer a vast and seemingly impenetrable frontier.Seminole dugout canoes, a mule wagon, antique swamp buggy, restored rail cars and exciting interactive exhibits tell the story of how trade and travel transformed Naples from a napping village of 300 souls into today's glittering Gulf coast resort. The Naples Depot Museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is conveniently located in downtown Naples.
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  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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“small train” (6 reviews)
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1051 5th Ave S, Naples, FL 34102-6413
+1 239-262-6525
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I learned a lot about the history of Naples from this well laid out museum. Clever simulation of a train arriving at the station

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Good museum to find out the interesting history around the Naples area. Especially interested in the native Americans which the museum provided information about too.

Thank MaggieMcS
Reviewed 1 September 2017

The story of Naples was interesting but would have like to know more on how it became the wealthy enclave that it is. The 5th Avenue is a must place to walk and enjoy. Very nice area to walk.

Thank dublin604
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Naples Depot Museum shows the progress of Naples, with emphasis on the 20th century. Good introduction to the Calusa people who settled and lived here, then a jump to the early days of the railroad that was responsible for the rapid expansion of SW Florida...More

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 13 July 2017

The AC is nice and so are the many exhibits showing how the ACL had a hand in the growth of Naples. Not just trains either. Lots of history and old cars etc...

Thank TY469
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I took my four year old grand son who loves toy trains. A couple of days a week they open up an incredible model railroad set that children can interact with. They also have a small outdoor steam engine driven train that you can ride...More

Thank TimeTraveler123
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Nice small museum. We took our grandson and he enjoyed the little train ride around the property. The museum was very informative about Naples. The Lionel train shop was very entertaining especially to those that grew up on trains and children. Small but very nice!

Thank Frank G
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

We visited here with our three kids under five on a rainy morning. It was a lovely little museum, nicely done with some great history for the adults to read and a few exciting life-size replicas and displays for the kids. It is not huge,...More

Thank wildcatsu
Reviewed 21 May 2017

A good place to go to shelter from both the sun and rain. Fascinating facts and very informative. There is a small train ride that people can take too.

Thank Win1M
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Free. The museum has artifacts, nicely displayed, to illustrate different aspects of Naples history. There are things from prehistoric times, Native American history, African American history, land development, railroad history, military history and tourism. The displays have variety and color. They range from a mastodon...More

Thank ponyscenery
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