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Naples Depot Museum

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Address: 1051 Fifth Avenue South, Naples, FL 34102
Phone Number: +1 239-262-6525
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Description: 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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Fun for adults and chicken alike

Fun place to go for families who love trains. Volunteers were nice and informative. Took time with my Grandchildren.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Naples, Florida
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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Fun place to go for families who love trains. Volunteers were nice and informative. Took time with my Grandchildren.

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surrey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Very interesting and free, history of the train track leading across the Everglades, the indigenous people who lived here, and good artefacts to see, also miniature railway Thursday to Sunday's

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Ferndown, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Well worth a visit, interesting to think a railway was built in this area. Lots of info about the people who were instrumental in the development of the area, and the resulting consequences.

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Pickering, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

After enjoying the Collier County Museum, I thought I would see what this one was like. Again, pleasantly surprised with the displays and information. And again, the outside doesn't give any hint how well set up the inside is. Highlight was investigating the club car and caboose at the end of the venture. The volunteer was very nice and helpful.... More 

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Naples, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The end of the line in southwest Florida now used for special shows such as model train collectors on display. A small train ride for children and adults runs around the grounds on certain days

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The Naples Depot Museum is free and offers an enjoyable few hours visiting an old Naples train station complete with real train cars for your enjoyment. Plus open only three days a week, is the model train museum and layout. Enjoyable to all ages, as they say from child to adult. Locatied downtown Naples, its an easy trip with ample... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This was the first of the 5 Collier Co museums we visited...All were excellent and free! We were free to roam & discover alot about Naples and the local history of the area.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This might sound like you are just going to see trains and carriages but it is much more than that. Your tour starts with a very atmospheric re- creation of a train coming to a halt outside the station masters window, and continues with a very interesting and informative history of the railroad in this area and how it impacted... More 

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Natick, MA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Have small kids who need to be occupied for 90 minutes on a rainy day? The Naples Depot Museum covers the history of Naples with a focus on the role of the railroad in its growth in an enjoyable series of exhibits -- and it's free!

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Markham, Canada
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This original Naples railway station has been preserved and serves as a museum for the history of SW Florida. Though it primarily focuses on the rise and fall of the railway in Naples, there are displays on very early human settlement, the Calusa and Seminole tribes, the failed tobacco industry as well as fishing and shipbuilding industry, air travel and... More 

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