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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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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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A piece of Florida history.

Very informative showcase of the railroad in Florida. Everything is well marked and you are able to walk around at your own pace reading Naples history. Well worth the trip and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Brandon, Florida
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Brandon, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Very informative showcase of the railroad in Florida. Everything is well marked and you are able to walk around at your own pace reading Naples history. Well worth the trip and admission is free.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We had a great time with our children at the Depot Museum. Both our kids (8 and 3) loved the huge model train set-up, and the train ride ($)! The volunteers make it an authentic experience for all, and are great with the kids. Good times.

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

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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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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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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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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new york
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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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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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Additional Information about Naples Depot Museum

Address: Address: 1051 Fifth Avenue South, Naples, FL 34102
Phone Number: +1 239-262-6525
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Naples
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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