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Mound House

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Address: 289 Connecticut St, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-3708
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+1 239-765-0865
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Tue - Sat 09:00 - 16:00

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Interesting HIstorical Site

Mound House Archaeological and historical home/museum that was built on top of a 2000 yr. old Calusa Indian Shell Mound. The Calusa Indians lived in large villages along the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Winchester, Massachusetts
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Winchester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Mound House Archaeological and historical home/museum that was built on top of a 2000 yr. old Calusa Indian Shell Mound. The Calusa Indians lived in large villages along the water and the shell mounds were formed by the continuous disposal of shells. We arrived shortly after it opened and had the house to ourselves. We started in the living room... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always like to get a sense of local history whenever we visit any area. Mounds House did not disappoint. A relatively short drive from our condo, we made the visit during a weekday and had the place to ourselves. The grounds were very well done and the presenters were very knowledgeable in answering all questions. The price was right... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A tour of the Mound House in Fort Myers Beach affords a glimpse into the lives of the Calusa Indians who built enormous shell mounds near the present-day Estero Boulevard. Penny, our tour guide, provided background information about the archeological dig which uncovered tools, pottery, and evidence of buildings from the long-lost Calusa town on this site. Penny was so... More 

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Foster, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very nice museum and beautifully designed grounds. I highly recommend a visit to this museum ,you will not be disappointed.The gift shop has many interesting items.The docent who guided us was very knowledgeable of Calusa indian culture and of the history of the mound house itself . Well worth the $10.00 entrance fee.

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I always wondered what the sign was for. Mound House - what could that be. I was so happy that I finally went there. I learned a tremendous amount of history about our island. The presenters that took us on the tour gave us all the time we wanted and were knowledgable. If you have a few hours to spend,... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited here on the advice of a friend, who just happens to volunteer here. She just happened to be there the day we visited and got a good tour of it and lots of info. Gayle and Dexter were fantastic and both full of things about the site and the surrounding area. We also went on the Tuesday morning... More 

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North Olmsted, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staff was friendly and informative .Interesting,clean and welcoming but don't plan to be there long, it's a rather short tour self guided tour, still in its infancy.

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Strathroy, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The mound house is worth an hour or so of your time if you like local history. This museum is small but worth our hour of time. It focuses on the Callusa natives of the area as well as early settlers.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Visit an ancient Calusa Indian Mound archaeological site. The early settlers built a house on top of the site which is now restored and houses an interesting museum. Lovely grounds right on the Estero Bay. Terrific Kayak tours twice a week with a great nature guide around the Bay to other sites. Other programs, just check the web site. A... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We had an enjoyable visit to the Mound House. The grounds are a quiet moment in the midst of the busyness of Fort Meyers Beach. The history of the house is interesting but the development of the site as a monument to the Calusa First Nations is very important. The entrance fee of $10 is quite reasonable and the docent... More 

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