The Naples Museum Of Military History

The Naples Museum Of Military History

The Naples Museum Of Military History
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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We are a Southwest Florida Military Museum. We have thousands of Military artifacts from all branches of the Military. The Museum is located at the Naples Municipal Airport which was originally built by the Army Corps of Engineers to train pilots for the Pacific theater in WWII. We have now opened the 2nd room we call the Annex, that has everything else not connected to WWII and the Naples Airport Vietnam-Korea Middle East wars and some left over WWII articles. What has begun as a Museum Honoring Military Aviation in World War 2, has evolved into so much more. You can now see historical artifacts dating back to the Revolutionary War and all the way up to the present day Iraq & Afghanistan conflicts.
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Kenneth K
Wheaton, United States86 contributions
Since my last visit a year ago, the museum has been delegated to a single area due to remodeling /construction at the airport terminal. Even in the small space there is a lot to see and if you get a chance to talk with one of the Veteran volunteers they have a wealth of knowledge. A must for those with an interest in military items and history. Stop by, you'll be glad you did.
Written February 13, 2021
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Philip W
Leesport, PA282 contributions
This interesting, small military museum is located in two rooms inside the airport terminal building. Free parking just outside. The museum is free as well but leave a generous donation because it is a volunteer organization. We found a Korean War vet on duty when we visited who was more than happy to point out items of interest. It is quite a collection for a small place. Our only negative comment is that it could be arranged more in chronological order between the various times in history.
Written March 14, 2020
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Edward_G32
Hanover, PA323 contributions
We went to see the “Wings of Freedom” exhibit at the Naples Municipal Airport and while there stayed to visit the Naples Museum Of Military History. Located in the airport proper in two separate areas, the museum is not the biggest we have every been to or the best designed but to take a note from their web site “The Naples Museum Of Military History is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) military museum located at the Naples Airport in Southwest Florida. The museum houses more than 10,000 military artifacts from the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, the Civil War, World War I, World War II, and the Korean, Vietnam and Gulf wars.”

Offering a view of the men and women who have served their country with devotion and dedication, this little museum is a must see in the Naples area. Dedicated to those who served and supplied with items donated by those who served, it is a chance to pay homage to and thank those who have served. A special thanks has to go to those who give of their time to maintain this museum and are available to answer your questions. Parking is free and so is the admission. A special thank you to those who have served. Thank you.
Written February 1, 2020
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Jeff K
Naples, FL873 contributions
Great little museum. A lot packed into a little space. Many interesting displays. Definitely worth the visit if in area. Free parking at airport right off Airport Pulling Rd. The second area is not there now. Runs on donations.
Written September 9, 2022
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Kenneth K
Wheaton, United States86 contributions
This was a return visit to the museum while visiting Naples. Visited 2 years ago and it was a delight once again. Very interesting collection of military artifacts in 2 rooms. One is dedicated to World War Two, and the other has has items from the Revolutionary War to present. Plan on spending some time to really take in the artifacts and the stories behind them. The VET volunteers were outstanding! Thank you Bob & Smoky for making our visit so memorable.
Written February 16, 2020
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Juno108
Cleveland, OH11 contributions
Solo
The Museum of Military Memorabilia is located in the commercial terminal of the Naples Municipal Airport. It may be a little difficult to find, but it is well worth the effort. This museum is a treasure, and a tribute to those who have served in the United States military. It is a place where history is preserved, where personal memories are unlocked and shared, where stories are told, and tears and laughter occur. It can be a very moving experience.
The museum is filled with every kind of military artifact, personal stories, uniforms, medals, etc. There is so much to see, that it is a place you can return to many times and see something different.
One of the most moving things to occur at the museum is when a WWII veteran of "The Greatest Generation", visits the museum. Oftentimes this is the first time he opens about his experience. It is indeed a very powerful experience.
Visiting the museum is truly an educational experience and a "must see" for every resident and visitor to Naples.
Written April 4, 2013
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GEORGE S
Saint Louis, MO83 contributions
Couples
A small museum packed with lots of military displays, models uniforms in the Terminal area. It's a quick visit but worth if you are in the area
Written March 21, 2019
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Kenneth K
Wheaton, United States86 contributions
Solo
Tucked away in the commercial terminal at Naples Municipal Airport. An outstanding collection of military artifacts from the Civil War to Afghanistan. There is the main museum which is mostly WW 2 and the Annex which contains all eras. The volunteers are friendly and knowledgeable. As southern Florida has a strong military history, this is a wonderful addition. This is no admission fee, but donations are welcome and deserved .
Written February 11, 2018
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Track1089
Florida2,880 contributions
Solo
Boy, if you read this, you're lucky like me to find this listing. Others haven't based on the few prior reviewers.

Also, wish other WWII vets would volunteer a few hours here. Great stories I heard. So much memorabilia has been contributed by Estates of their 'fighting heroes'.

Two rooms. Models of ships and aircraft, emblems & medals (in personal frames), clothing, photo among other things.

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If you knew Vets, contact them, bring them down to the Museum. Yes, hopefully their enjoy themselves and maybe volunteer a few hours.
Written February 6, 2018
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RogoD
Dunlap, IL27 contributions
There are two small rooms staffed by volunteers. Admission is free, but there is a donation box. If you want to get anything out of this, have one of the volunteers provide a tour. Joyce provided the tour in the first location. She brings the exhibits to life, as she explains the history of the items, with personal knowledge of the subjects and people.

Jim C provided the tour in the other room. He was also quite knowledgeable. I visit military museums whenever I travel. Jim taught me some things I did not know.

The exhibits are of a more personal nature as opposed to big guns and tanks, although there were guns.

While small this museum is a gem. If you like military history, don't miss it.
Written January 28, 2017
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