Naples Depot Museum (Collier County Museums)
1051-5th Ave South, Naples, FL 34102 - United States
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.
Ready for an adventure? Enjoy a special day out with the family at the Naples Depot Museum, as guests of the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum Day Live! In the spirit of the Smithsonian Museums, which offer free admission every day, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the county open their doors on September 17 for free! The Collier County Museums’ five locations are always free, so to celebrate Museum Day Live! the Naples Depot Museum will have a special event Saturday, September 17 where visitors can tour Naples’ first passenger train station, participate in a scavenger hunt to win prizes, view various vehicles, and join in a full day of lively, educational activities for both adults and children. While you’re there, enjoy local food offerings and learn from countless civic and cultural organizations from Collier County and beyond.
Participation in Museum Day is open to any tax-exempt or governmental museum or cultural venue on a voluntary basis. Smithsonian magazine encourages museum visitation, but is not responsible for and does not endorse the content of the participating museums and cultural venues, and does not subsidize museums that participate.