WELCOME TO THE COLLIER COUNTY MUSEUM!

From ancient fossils and vibrant Indian civilizations,

to the rustic charm of our early towns and trading posts, you'll discover the everyday events and pioneer-spirited people that shaped the future of Florida's last frontier.
Established in 1977, the Collier County Museum preserves and interprets the history, archaeology and development of south Florida. Today, the original facility has grown to a five-acre historical park offering a full range of educational exhibits, family activities and cultural programs. These include:
PERMANENT EXHIBIT HALL: Newly developed artifact displays, video programs and three-dimensional dioramas trace over 10,000 years of local history and explain the people, places and events that shaped modern Collier County.
DISCOVERY COTTAGE: A 1926 Naples home, rescued from demolition and now fully restored, gives an accurate look at family life in early Collier County and serves as the centerpiece for an exciting, hands-on learning experience for younger museum visitors.
LOGGING LOCOMOTIVE: Built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works around 1910, "Steam Engine #2" is a favorite attraction, as well as an important reminder of the County's cypress-logging industry.
NATIVE FLORIDA GARDEN: This living memorial to Dr. Frank C. Craighead features a teaching garden of tree and plant communities native to the South Florida environment.
CAROLYN CRAIGHEAD ORCHID HOUSE: This new, ever-developing addition to the museum is devoted to orchids and botanical specimens unique to Southwest Florida.
CRAIGHEAD LABORATORY: The restored field laboratory of noted Everglades scientist and scholar, Frank C. Craighead, Sr., is staffed and operated by volunteers from the Southwest Florida Archaeological Society. The working lab offers weekly demonstrations on artifact collection, identification and conservation.
TEMPORARY EXHBITION and LECTURE HALL: This multi-purpose facility features temporary traveling exhibitions and the lectures, films and programs presented in conjunction with those exhibitions and other special events.

LOCATED

in the Collier County Government complex at the corner of the Airport-Pulling Road and U.S. 41 East (Tamiami Trail) intersection.

ADMISSION

is FREE for all visitors.

OPEN

Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., year round.

CLOSED

WEEKENDS and COUNTY and NATIONAL HOLIDAYS (unless otherwise advertised).

PHONE

(941) 774-8476 for further information or to schedule group or organization tours.

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SPEAKER'S BUREAU & TOURS OF THE MUSEUM

SPEAKER'BUREAU
The Collier County Museum Speaker's Bureau is available for public speaking engagements with your organization or group. With a scheduled appointment, museum speakers can present public lectures on a broad variety of topics related to the history of Collier County. For scheduling information and further details please call Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., (941) 774-8476.

MUSEUM TOURS

Group tours of the Collier County Museum may be arranged for groups and organizations of all ages. For further information regarding availability and scheduling, contact NANCY OLSON or ANDREA BOUR at (941) 774-8476.


THE MARGARET T. SCOTT RESEARCH LIBRARY

A non-circulating research library open to the public, this library contains a growing collection of books, documents and research materials on the history of Florida and Collier County.
Access to the Margaret T. Scott library is by appointment only. For an research appointment please contact DIANE SMITH at (941) 774-8476.
LIBRARY HOURS are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
CLOSED: Saturday and Sunday, National and County Holidays.

THANKS FOR VISITING THE COLLIER COUNTY MUSEUM! WE HOPE THAT YOU STOP BY AND VISIT (in person!) AND DO BE SURE TO LET US KNOW THAT YOU READ ABOUT US ON THE NAPLES FREENET!

The information on the Collier County Museum has been provided by Andrea Bour, Museum Technician at the museum. If you have any questions or note any disfunctions with the data, please feel free to contact Andrea at 774-8476.
P.S. THE GOOD GRAPHICS ARE ON THE WAY!!!!!