NAPLES MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY
Naples Museum Of Military History is located at the Naples Municipal Airport
Naples Municipal Airport in sunny Naples Florida which was originally built by the Army Corps of Engineers.
Naples Museum of Military History is located in The Naples Municipal Airport, they broke ground in 1942 and the training facility was opened in 1943. It was used to train pilots for the Pacific theater of operations in the Second World War.
It is one of 4 bases built in S Florida. Buckingham field, Page field, Naples Airport and Opa Locka. With Buckingham being the main base, and Naples Army Airfield, Page Field, and Opa Locka Field being the satellite bases.
Our Museum President “Robert McDonald” wanted to honor the Veterans that trained here and the Naples Airport itself for being a part in all of it.
The environment was tough with the bugs and snakes, humidity and no A/C, soldiers living in tents pulling long hard duty, training for what was to come in the island warfare on the way to defeating Japan. Thousands came thru here and many came back and made Naples their home after the war.
What has begun as a Museum Honoring Military Aviation in WWII has evolved into so much more. We have the original museum that is set up to honor WW2 Aviation and we also have some rare artifacts displayed in custom cases viewable on 3 sides. These cases are arranged by the different eras of our Military history and different outfits, countries, and weapons.
We also have added a second room called the Annex- filled with even more artifacts dating back to the war of 1812, The Revolutionary War, The Civil War, The Indian Wars, World War 1, World War 2, The Korean War, The Vietnam War, Afghanistan and the Iraq Wars.
Personal stories connected to donated items of living history. What are we without our history?
There are Docents in each of the two rooms that will answer questions and do their best to make your visit an enjoyable one and we hope you will return and bring a friend or two.
Come visit and learn about your Military History and see the sacrifices that so many strangers made for your Freedom. You’ll be glad you did.