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Naples Depot Museum

1051 Fifth Avenue South, Naples, FL 34102
+1 239-262-6525
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Ranked #24 of 77 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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Winter Garden, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Newton(Boston), MA
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14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Housed in an historic station, this museum not only covers rail history in this area, but also general history of Naples. Parking and entry are free and easy. Though the information is great, it does have a lot of reading. Displays are well presented. Took us a little over an hour, but we read everything. On weekends there is a... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

The Lionel train display in the back of the depot is a lovely little display, but beware the lady at the ticket window, she's mean!

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El Paso, Texas
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228 reviews 228 reviews
46 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

As a museum "groupie" I head for museums everywhere - and I was glad I went to this one. It's in the historic train station just on the edge of the historic district, but covers much more than the railroad history of Naples. There is a display of Seminole canoes, and a few plaques commemorating the sad history of these... More

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Naples, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Today the Naples Deport Museum hosted the 26th annual antique auto show at their location. Parking was made easy courtesy of the local boy scout troop who were there to assist in getting everyone in and parked with little or no hassle. The show offered over 150 vehicles some dating back to the early 1900’s and others more in keeping... More

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Usa
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

It is located near the Historic downtown area. It can easily be viewed in an hour or less and would be of interest to both children and adults. Items are well presented and give a history of the Naples area and local railroad history.

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Carmel, Indiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

This is an excellent place for adults & kids of all ages. There is hands- on action & lots to do. There are real train cars to go through.You can ride a mini train.

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