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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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Kids will love this

Great place to take young ones . The train display is really done well and the kids love all the moving parts. Little train ride is also fun . ❤️

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Anna G
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Marco Island, Florida
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Marco Island, Florida
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65 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to take young ones . The train display is really done well and the kids love all the moving parts. Little train ride is also fun . ❤️

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Thank Anna G
Naples, Florida
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a very interesting place to visit they are still working on it.. Right now there's an interesting showing of the "resting in peace" which is very interesting.. And some of the first things in Naples.... Its free but you can make a donation

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Thank krisstitcher
Elizabeth, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went with my father and a group from his senior living community. Everything is housed in an original train depot in downtown Naples. Lots of interesting information about the founding and history of Naples and Collier County. A nice way to spend the afternoon.

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Davie, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a real treat - a free museum with the highest quality exhibits. This place is self-guided, so plan to read a lot of signs. But this is a treasure trove of information not only on the history of the railroad, but of the history of Naples and its surrounding areas. There is really some great artifacts and exhibits... More 

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Duluth, GA, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Wonderful for people who want to learn about the history of Naples and early local Indian culture. Many exhibits displayed nicely with copious information. Lots of original material, clothing, tools, etc. Very comprehensive. All inside except for part of original train outdoors that used to connect with Fort Myers. Grounds also host several antique cars each year, and a weekly... More 

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minneapolis
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

My son loves trains, and on a rainy day we thought we would check it out. They have a few train cars but none were open which was disappointing. Some great history inside, but more for adults than kids. On Saturday they have a little train the runs, which would have been fun, but we aren't here on a Saturday.... More 

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Naples, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Very interesting little place . They have a small train to ride with your family . And a big train to go through . The museum is busy with people reading the signs with the pictures of the past. I really like when the old cars come to the Museum , it makes for a very fun day talking to... More 

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Marco Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Congratulations to the manager/curator Lisa and her staff who have presented a unique pictorial display that cannot be found anywhere. This exhibit is one of a kind in presenting the history of those collier county cemeteries that still can be visited. There is so much history to be learned from the cemeteries. In fact, after the exhibit we discovered 2... More 

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DES PLAINES
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

This is a must see. It is not just a rail car as in the past. Remodeled 3 yrs ago and has so much info to take in. At end of your visit you can take a ride on their scaled down model train around the grounds.

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Pine Bluff, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

Kids and kids at heart will enjoy this museum! The exhibits are centered on trains. However, there is a lot of local history intertwined throughout the exhibits. Train buffs of all ages will enjoy the small gauge train ride available just outside. The museum and parking are free. Donations are appreciated.

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