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Naples Depot Museum

1051 Fifth Avenue South, Naples, FL 34102
+1 239-262-6525
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Ranked #25 of 78 Attractions in Naples
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Owner description: Long hidden on the fringe of Florida's Gulf coast and overlooked by developers until well into the 1880s, Naples' catalyst for settlement finally... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Orlando, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Although it is primarily a transportation museum, the scope of the transportation exhibits are limited to those most relevant to Naples. It covers the railroad history quite well. As an added bonus, deeper inside the museum are exhibits dealing with the history and development of Naples. Make sure to listen to the recording of the evacuation order that was broadcast... More

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Munich
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I looked up things to do with my son and we stumbled upon this fantastic museum. Entrance is free and there is so much history and culture to see. Anyone in Naples needs to put this on their must see list of things to do!!!

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Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The Naples Depot Museum is a quaint little building that can be seen from the US 41. It is back a aways from US 41 so you have to pay close attention. The parking is located on the right side of the building and the entrance is located at the front. The hours of operation are Monday - Saturday 9am-4pm.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is a very fun place to visit in Naples for young and old. It very historical and user friendly for the children.they have a HUGE miniature train set. The children can push a button and see Santa fly though the sky! Another button, and a car drives through McDonalds. There are probably 6-8 buttons to push and the kids... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

On our recent visit to Naples, my family and I visited the Naples Depot museum. I was pleasantly surprised at how much information on the history of Naples was available at this one museum. It was really a treat to be taken back in time & seeing the trains was a true treat for my young son. It was clean,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

It's free enjoy the history...The information was very, very informative. It's a good photo spot with the old trains outside.

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Winter Garden, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Very informative, lots of history and very clean. I recommend to go on the weekend so you can ride their small train.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

If you want to see one of the jewels of Naples, this is the place to go. We live in Naples and enjoy visiting the museum with the history of the depot and the railroad. Being able to see a real dining car was exciting.

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Naples
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21 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This very interesting little stop provides a wealth of information about Naples, past and present. History enthusiasts will appreciate all the artifacts and stories the provide, and children may enjoy exploring the cars/trains that are on display. It's a very small museum that doesn't take much time to go through, but is a nice way to pass time on a... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

This is a county museum and is free but check the hours before you go. There was a nice assortment of historic items that showed the historic progression of Naples with an emphasis on the change brought by the railroad. There is a dining car and a caboose that are open to walk through. We enjoyed it.

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