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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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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 went as part of a private function

This was a terrific venue for a private function. The staff was on hand for tours, and the displays were informative and well laid out.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
RichGTraveling
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Cincinnati
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Cincinnati
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92 reviews
55 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a terrific venue for a private function. The staff was on hand for tours, and the displays were informative and well laid out.

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Thank RichGTraveling
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

more directed at children and a great way to get them enjoy themselves and burn energy. Small enough that you will leave before you as the adult gets overloaded.

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Thank 8RawPrawns
Naples, Florida
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33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This Museum is a great place to begin a tour of Naples. It allows you to view the past history including the train into Naples. It can be enjoyed by all ages.

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Thank Laura L
Naples, Florida
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31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

We come here at least once a month with our 3 year old son. He loves this place and we will keep coming. So glad the season hours are here! Thanks to all the volunteers! You guys are great...

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Thank westsussex101
Naples, Florida
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99 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

The NAPLES DEPOT MUSEUM, located downtown, is easy to miss. That would be a shame, as it has some very nice historical exhibits and admission is free. This is a great place to visit before or after a trip to the 5TH AVENUE or 3RD STREET shopping/dining districts downtown.

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2 Thank George52_11
Fla
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105 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

We went here yesterday, Oct. 30, 2015. No school in North Port today so a perfect day for a short road trip. Our 10 year old grandson is all consumed with trains. I told him not to expect much, it's a little place and we were not even sure it would be open, but I was wrong. The place is... More 

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Thank almondcookies
utah
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32 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Railroad museum contained history of Railroad in Naples Florida . Enjoyed the exhibit about the trains hauling the Cypress but found museum to lack something

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

We have taken friends and family to the museum on many occasions and we always learn something new and interesting about the community.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We found this museum almost by accident, but we enjoyed it immensely. It has a lot of history; the railroad was critical to the development of Naples. We toured on an afternoon and were the only visitors. That gave us the time and convenience of seeing everything we wanted to.

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Thank langail
United States
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Museum housed in the former Seaboard Air Line depot, this is a nice weekend activity for friends and family. Of particular highlight was the indoor toy train layout featuring vintage Lionel trains.

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