The Museum houses over 1,000 World War II and Holocaust artifacts and original photographs displayed chronologically from the rise of Nazism to Allied Liberation and the Nuremberg Trials. Many of the artifacts have been donated or permanently loaned by local survivors, liberators and other dedicated people.
Both self-guided and docent-led tours are available to visitors at the museum. As part of a unique program, the Holocaust-era, 10-ton railway boxcar travels to schools to allow participation in our outreach education activities by students, teachers and parents.
The unique origin of the Museum was a Naples, Florida middle school classroom exhibit created by students and teachers studying the Holocaust. In 2001, the exhibit was transformed into a museum and educational center, operating as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. With our focus on education, our programs have reached over 23,000 students in the 2008/2009 school year and the museum hosts more than 5,000 visitors annually.
The Holocaust Museum of Southwest Florida charges admission fees of $10 for adults, $5 for students ages 12-18, and students under 12 are free with parental/guardian approval.