The mission of the Holocaust Museum in Naples is to promote values and understanding by teaching the history and lessons of the Holocaust.
It began as an exhibit created by students & teachers at a Naples middle school and grew into the museum and educational center as a not-for-profit corporation. Nowadays, more than 17,000 students per year come into contact with the presentations and the center sees thousands of visitors annually.
The museum displays over 1,000 artifacts from the Holocaust and World War II as well as original photographs. Many of the artifacts have been donated or permanently loaned by dedicated people in the area including local survivors and liberators. The boxcar in the picture is exhibited on the premises when it’s not making the rounds on a flatbed trailer to schools.
Self-guided tours with audio equipment and Docent-led tours are available to the visitors. As a not-for-profit organization, the museum relys on grants, donations and memberships. You can check their website at HolocaustMuseumSWFL.org for admission rates and more information. The hours of operation are Tuesday through Sunday from 1pm to 4pm (closed on Mondays and major holidays).
The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida
4760 Tamiami Trail, North
Naples, Florida 34103