Each of the five Collier County Museums offer a unique, and informative view of our County's history.
Here's a quick look at what's waiting.
April 1 - May 31, 2017
Elizabeth Smith spent her early years in the woods and along the waters of Iowa developing a love for nature that is reflected in her artworks, whether they are quick plein-air sketches or more intens... Read More >
Journey back to the beginning of Southwest Florida's unique past in the Museum's exhibit hall. Newly developed artifact displays, audio-visual programs and three-dimensional dioramas take visi... Read More >
Visit a hands-on home from the Roaring Twenties, when the year-round population of Naples totaled less than 300 people. Rescued from demolition and faithfully restored, this 1926 Naples home gives you... Read More >
As Seminole Indians moved deeper into South Florida during the early 1800s, they adopted these open-sided, cypress pole huts or chickees to cope with the heat and humidity. Different styles were built... Read More >
A 33-ton tribute to the honor, sacrifice and ingenuity of America's "greatest generation," Sherman tanks formed the armored backbone of U.S. and Allied armies during World War II. This M... Read More >
Built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works around 1910, this weather-worn steam locomotive "Old Number 2" once carried lumberjacks deep into the County's ancient cypress forests. Read More >
This restored 1940s-era Naples home was moved to the museum in 1993 and now displays the extensive South Florida marine and wildlife collection of Dr. Earl L. Baum, an Illinois physician who was lured... Read More >
Get back to Florida's roots in the Craighead Garden with over 150 varieties of native Florida trees, plants and flowers. This restful, living memorial is a tribute to plant scientist Dr. Frank Coo... Read More >
Although military action here during the Seminole Wars was relatively minor, at least five forts were built by the army in present-day Collier County. This log stockade would have served as a staging ... Read More >
Once numbering as many as 10,000 people, the powerful Calusa Indians ruled the southern tip of Florida from coast to coast for centuries. Resourceful and practical, they built their villages on high g... Read More >
Inspired by the shallow draft design of the famous glass bottom sightseeing boats used at Silver Springs, the KOKOMIS was launched in 1934 to ferry passengers and supplies across Gordon Pass to the Ke... Read More >