The Museum’s Holocaust & World War II Exhibits And Programs
View meaningful exhibits of over 1,000 donated artifacts, documents, and original photographs from the Holocaust and World War II. This important and educational museum grew out of a Naples, Florida middle school exhibit created by students and teachers studying the Holocaust. The exhibit was transformed into a museum and educational center in 2001. Today The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of SWFL presents a chronological display of Holocaust and World War II history, pre-war through the post-war Nuremberg Trials. Many of the artifacts have been donated or permanently loaned by local area Holocaust Survivors, Camp Liberators, WWII veterans and other dedicated people.
The Museum’s unique traveling boxcar exhibit has been seen by over 90,000 SWFL residents since its introduction in 2008. Built in 1919 and used during World War II, it is on loan to the Museum from Jack and F.E. Nortman and The Boxcar Foundation. It has traveled to schools, churches, synagogues, public libraries and other community locations.
The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida’s mission is to teach the lessons of the Holocaust to inspire action against bigotry, hatred, and violence. In addition to its permanent displays, the Museum also presents temporary exhibits, films, lectures and special events throughout the year. A variety of age-appropriate Student Education programs are offered for grades k-12 and college/university, helping teachers fulfill the Florida State Education Department Mandate to teach about the Holocaust. Over 175,000 students in six SWFL counties have participated in Museum programs since its founding in 2001. The Museum offers a year-round program of events and exhibits. As part of admission to The Museum, visitors are offered either a daily docent-led tour or a self-guided tour using their smartphones or tablets. Private group tours are available by appointment with a Holocaust Survivor speaker if requested. Read The Holocaust Museum’s featured blog article – click here!
The Museum is wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs are not provided.
NOTE: Due to the graphic and sensitive nature of The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of SWFL exhibits it is not recommended for children under the age of 12. However, the final decision in the hands of the parent or guardian.
The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of SWFL Admission and Hours
Adults $10, Students ages 12 to 18 $5, Students under the age of 12 with parent/guardian approval are free. Members are accorded Free Admission with a valid Membership Card.
January 1 – April 30
Open Tuesday through Saturday from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Guided Tours are offered Tuesday through Saturday at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. and Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
May 1 – December 31
Open Tuesday through Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Guided Tours are offered Tuesday through Sunday at 1:30 p.m.