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Mound House, Fort Myers Beach

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  • My wife and I visited the Mound House to scout it out for when friends/family come down to visit. What a find! We were warmly greeted by Ceel, a docent and hands-on volunteer, who provided us with won...  more »
  • This is a museum about the island's history of the Calusa Indians and and about how they built up the island with the help of shells. Although how Indians used shells as tools and much more. It also has many plants and trees is described. Very interesting and very good guides!
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  • Intelligently planned and beautifully maintained...one can learn about plants and trees of Florida, but also about the Calusa natives who built the mound. I highly recommend checking this heritage sit...  more »
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  • We took the Mound Key Boat tour and had a terrific time. Our guide, Penny, was incredibly knowledgeable about the Calusa and the early settlers on Mound Key and at the Mound House site. We all came away with a thirst for more. It helped that we had a lovely day for a boat ride and the Captains from Express Bay Express tours did a great job of getting us there and back. Add the terrific birding and a little dolphin action and it turned into a perfect day.
  • If you like history and archaeology you'll like this Museum. The staff is very nice and helpful and the was
  • Wonderful historical house & grounds built on a Calusa native shell mound. Superb tour guide for house & grounds tour. Guided kayak tours available seasonally. Main parking just a block away from site. Circular drive allows for guest/handicapped drop off.
  • A very interesting place. Our new friend Susan was a delight and a wealth of information.
  • Beautiful, interesting and historically valuable. Ceel was quite knowledgeable and told us the background of what we saw. The history of the land is fascinating! The recreation of the archaeological dig was also very interesting.

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