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.

Also located on site is the Naples Train Museum. This privately operated museum features an interactive model layout and train ride for children. For more information and hours of operation, please visit their website

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Naples Depot Museum

1051 5th Avenue South
Naples, FL 34102
(239) 252-8419
Mon-Sat 9am-4pm

All Collier County Museums locations will be closed on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23, in observance of Thanksgiving. ... See MoreSee Less

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There’s so much to see and experience at Stories of the Paradise Coast including this swamp buggy built and driven by Eddie Chesser. You can hear his story on stage at 2:00 PM! ... See MoreSee Less

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Collier County Museums

Stories of the Paradise Coast is officially underway at the Collier Museum at Government Center!

We have a full lineup of speakers and kids activities going until 5:00PM today - all FREE!

Can’t make it today? We’ll be here tomorrow with a new speaker lineup tomorrow from 11:00 AM- 5:00 PM. ... See MoreSee Less

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