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Naples Depot Museum
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Listed on the National Register of Historic Places (1974), the Naples Depot Museum is located in the former train depot built by the Seaboard Air Line in 1927, which constructed the building along with the first train tracks to reach Naples. Its exhibits detail the history of transportation and trade in the city and southwest Florida, from the time of ancient peoples who lived here to the present. Displays feature artifacts Native Americans used to fish in the Gulf and its estuaries, railroad tools, items from the WWII era Naples Army Air Field, and 1955 Chevy Bel Air. On the museum grounds are a 1909 caboose and a 1947 Budd Tavern Car. The Naples Train Museum is also on the site. It features model trains and a steam operated mini train ride.
View of the airfield exhibit
The Seaboard Line briefly operated passenger service then used the depot solely for freight service. In 1944 Seaboard and the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad merged into the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad and passenger service resumed. This ended in 1971 when Amtrak bought the company. Freight service ended in the early 1980s. It is not clear when it opened as a museum.
http://www.colliermuseums.com/locations/naples_depot. Retrieved 11-19-15. Mary K. Evans. "Seaboard Coast Line Railroad Depot," National Park Service - National Register of Historic Places.
1051 5th Ave S
Naples, FL 34102
Monday - Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed on National and County Holidays
This location was created on 2015-11-19
It was last updated on 2015-11-19
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