The Naples Depot Museum offers free admission. You can see a restored Seaboard Air Line Railway passenger station, plus exhibits of vintage trains and other intriguing types of transportation.
The museum is at 1051 5th Ave S. in downtown Naples. It is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. most Mondays to Saturdays.
Exhibits and displays include a mule wagon, restored railroad cars and a vintage swamp buggy. The museum tells the story of trade and travel transformed Naples from a sleepy village of 300 people into a Gulf Coast resort.
Information is online or 239-262-6525.
Collier County also operates four other museums with free admission:
- Collier Museum at Government Center, 3331 Tamiami Trail East, Naples, FL 34112. This museum showcases Collier County’s local history.
- Museum of the Everglades, 105 West Broadway Avenue, Everglades City, FL 34139. This 1927 vintage building houses the history of Everglades City.
- Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch, 1215 Roberts Avenue West, Immokalee, FL 34142. This 13-acre historic site and museum, which includes 15 original buildings, gives visitors with a chance to experience daily working life on a Southwest Florida pioneer homestead and citrus grove from the early 1900s.
- Marco Island Historical Museum, 180 South Heathwood Drive, Marco Island, FL 34145. This museum tells the history of Florida’s Calusa Indians, plus the history of Marco Island.