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Naples Depot Museum

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Address: 1051 5th Ave S, Naples, FL 34102-6413
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Long hidden on the fringe of Florida's Gulf coast and overlooked by...

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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We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the museum and it gave us fresh insight into transport and it's development in the area. I would recommend a visit to a very good facility.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the museum and it gave us fresh insight into transport and it's development in the area. I would recommend a visit to a very good facility.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Was surprised by the amount of historical items and information. We went for the exhibit on cemeteries, but spent a lot of time learning about local history

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

This is a nice free little museum that is worth stopping at if you are in Naples. There are several interesting displays inside, train cars outside and the building itself is worth the stop.

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Even though admission is free, it's not worth the stop. There are only three rooms of pictures and two antique cars. There are trains on the property but they were locked up for the day.

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Has many old bits of Naples history. The artifacts from the trains remind us of the golden age of travel.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

My kid loved this cute and small museum! It has a lot of historic information about railroads, maritime, road and air transportation in Naples, including population expansion. The real trains bagons outside are a good experience, because you can enter inside and do your mind travel to the past :)

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

We weren't sure when we drove up, but once inside things got better. It gave a complete history of the railroad in Naples. It was quite informative... The authentic rail cars outside were nice also.

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Marco Island, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

I was here late July, 2016. The museum is easy to find with a large parking lot. There is train memorabilia, some vintage vehicles, plenty of posters to read. It is overall a nice museum and worth the visit. Outside they have a caboose car you can walk through and two other train cars you can't because they are being... More 

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Marco Island, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Great place to take young ones . The train display is really done well and the kids love all the moving parts. Little train ride is also fun . ❤️

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Its a very interesting place to visit they are still working on it.. Right now there's an interesting showing of the "resting in peace" which is very interesting.. And some of the first things in Naples.... Its free but you can make a donation

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