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The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida

4760 Tamiami Trail North, Sandalwood Square, Suite 7, Naples, FL 34103
239 263 9200
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Ranked #30 of 78 Attractions in Naples
Type: Museums
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- Sep 5, 2014
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Fort Myers, Florida
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120 reviews 120 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This museum was started by a group of school children who interviewed Holocaust survivors as a school project. There are all kinds of artifacts from the concentration camps. There are pictures of the people who were living normal every day lives and then how they looked in the concentration camps. It is eye opening in that you feel the pain... More

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ASnyderNaples, Executive Director at The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida, responded to this review

Thanks so much for visiting! We appreciate your response to our collection, as we strive to "make history personal" for every visitor. A class of 7th grade students created a classroom exhibit called "Out of the Ashes". That exhibit became the foundation for our Museum, which was established three years later in 2001. The boxcar is on loan to our... More

Naples fl
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The best part was standing inside the box car...and trying to imagine how it must have felt to be trapped inside while being transported! The museum staff were helpful and knowledgable. I learned as much as my grandchildren that day! I returned alone another day to take in more of the information when I would be less distracted with the... More

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

This Holocaust Museum is exceptional. It tells the story of this darket hour in an intelligent and comprehensive way. This is a must stop when in the area. The Docents are very knowledgeable and offer free tours at prescribed hours. I recommend taking the tour, plus the tour is included in the price of admissions.

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Endwell, New York
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Considering the relatively small size of this museum, there were an amazing amount of artifacts there. The docent was especially well versed relative to all aspects of the Holocaust.

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29 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

We didn't anticipate the number of guests who would be joining the tour with over. With over people to listen, the docent explained his role and shared his wealth of info with us. The museum is mainly a large room divided into timelines and numbered to follow if you chose not to listen to the docent. I highly recommend that... More

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Nova Scotia, CANADA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed our tour of the holocaust museum. The docent was so interesting to listen to. Some of the pictures were shocking, so brutal. He did mention the movie "The Pianist", which we watched that evening. So emotional. This museum is well worth the visit and is rated a must see if you are in or around... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014 via mobile

I homeschool our daughters and visiting the holocaust museum was incredible! The docent was very intelligent! We have been studying world war 2 and the artifacts that survivors have donated are incredible! Highly recommended!

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ASnyderNaples, Executive Director at The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida, responded to this review

We are so glad you took advantage of our Museum. This Museum is an outgrowth of a 7th grade student exhibit, so education of young people is our main focus. We serve an average of 15,000 students each year through our various programs, including many homeschool groups. Thanks for visiting! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

Small but powerful. Well worth the time and small fee. Docent was excellent. I learned a lot. My 16 year old son was so moved that he thinks he might like to study the topic in more depth when he goes to college.

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ASnyderNaples, Executive Director at The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit. One of our main goals has always been to reach young people and it is wonderful to see the impact our museum can make on a student's life. We appreciate your sharing this experience with us. More

Bonita Springs, Florida, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

For a small museum there is a lot to read and look at. I really enjoyed the tour and feel the history is so important to know. I have been to the camps in poland and the history here matches what i have seen before. Worth a trip for family

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

The only museum created by school children as a project. Remarkable in its simplicity made incredible by the tour directors. Full of knowledge the tour is stunning and horrific. It is a must see Everyone should understand this holocaust be they Jewish,Rwandan ,Armenian,Irish and etc. Many other nationalities have experienced this .

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