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) 262-6525
Mon-Sat 9am-4pm

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Collier County Museums

Big Joe's BBQ is hard at work preparing for tomorrow's Pioneer Pumpkin Palooza at Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch!

He's making tacos, tamales, pulled pork sandwiches, and hot dogs - plus desserts!

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We're getting ready for a fun time this Saturday at Pioneer Pumpkin Palooza! Are you joining us for some free family fun? Saturday 10/20 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM at Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch!

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1 week ago

Collier County Museums

Florida in the fall may not be ideal for growing pumpkins, but it’s perfect for gourds! Staff at Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch have planted birdhouse bottle gourds this year. The vines are planted next to an arched trellis, so that they will eventually create an arbor and the gourds will hang down inside the arch. This keeps the gourds from lying on the ground and spoiling.

Once they’re ripe, the gourds will be picked and dried. Next summer and fall they’ll be used as the basis for craft projects with summer campers and school children.

We’ll keep you updated as the growing progresses. In the meantime, stop out and visit the Collier County Museums so you can see the progress for yourself! ... See MoreSee Less

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