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Naples Historical Society’s mission is
to preserve Naples history and heritage for the community and future generations to enjoy.

Whether you are a long-time community member, a new resident, a visitor from near or far, an ‘old timer’, a student or just someone who cares about your community, you’ve found the right spot! 

Historic Palm Cottage™, a beautifully maintained 3500 sq.ft. house museum, serves Naples Historical Society as its educational headquarters.  With nine (9) programs and three (3) preservation initiatives, the Society relies on several programs, events and member activities at the Cottage to help create an awareness and appreciation for our community’s history. 

Our work involves more than the programs based at Historic Palm Cottage.  One initiative, the Archival Development Project, has enabled the Society to serve the community as a repository for photos, images of objects, and documents relevant to Naples past.  We showcase our treasure trove in the converted Cottage Guest House, now known as the Archival Viewing Center.

Another initiative, the Oral History Project, will be on-going indefinitely.  There are many pioneer families who have something to say about yesteryear.  It is our obligation to capture as many as we can while the time is upon us! 

A new initiative, still in the works, has everything to do with the charm that brought many of here in the first place. 

So much else to share and so little space…stop by or call us to learn more.

Begin with a tour of Historic Palm Cottage, then discover the vast programs, events and enduring preservation initiatives that tell the story of our history.  Preservation is a long-term endeavor… It Takes a Community to Preserve One! 

Located one block from the Naples Pier, Historic Palm Cottage is a great destination for history buffs and people who enjoy exploring a city’s true heritage.  Visitors of all ages will learn about Naples and its rich and vibrant past through one of our docent-guided tours

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Naples Historical Society is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that serves hundreds of members and thousands of visitors.

A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION (#CH810) AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 1(800) 435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE.  REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.

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