Mound House, Fort Myers Beach

Estero Island’s oldest standing structure at the Mound House has recently been restored to its 1921 grandeur and is now open as a cultural and environmental learning center. Mound House is a unique archaeological and historical site on Fort Myers Beach located directly on Estero Bay and offers a variety of programs for local residents, visitors and school groups. Experience this one of a kind museum that sits atop a 2,000 year old Calusa Indian Shell Mound.
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  • This is a historic site, built on a shell mound. We had tried to visit before, but didn't hit the open hours. The tour guide was very knowledgeable, and was very helpful with our elderly relatives. I ...  more »
  • Well done by guides who know what they are talking about, knowledge of the area, history of the origin of the Mound House, there and elsewhere. Great value for the entry fee.  more »
  • I visited the Mound House in Jan. a little off season but enjoyed the scenery and the self guided tour. I will re-visit to take the guided tour at a later date. Especially liked the warm ocean breeze,...  more »
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  • Very interesting place. If you do the boat tour to Mound Key, be aware the trail is rough and there are some steep hills. I would recommend closed toed shoes. Mound Key doesn't have too much to see, there are information boards, but no structures. The view on top is pretty and the ride over was great, but if you are expecting structures and artifacts on the key, you may be disappointed. The trail through the mangroves and trees is actually very pleasant. It can be very warm, take water. The guide was very informative about the area, history, birds and plants. The boat crew as well. We were able to see several bird varieties and dolfins.
  • What a fantastic experience! This hidden treasure takes you underground into a real Caloosa Indian Shell Mound. The museum with artifacts is great too. We were able to participate in an atlatl spear throwing demonstration there too. Very little parking but totally worth the extra walk. It's beautiful and an amazing slice of history right here in SWFL.
  • Extremely interesting look into the Calusa Natives in SW Florida. Very informative, inexpensive and awesome, eager to help staff and guides! I highly recommend this!
  • Dexter gave us a fantastic tour! Will definitely bring people back there. Looking forward to taking the Kayak tour.
  • Loved it. Very knowledgeable staff, friendly. They even stayed a little later while we finished touring. Excellent. A Must do.
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