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Mound House

451 Connecticut St, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-3708
+1 239-765-0865
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Fun mix of archaeology, history, nature

Highly recommend a visit to Mound House to learn about the history and natural beauty of this part... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Arduinna60
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Oxford, Michigan
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Interesting and Educational

A group of 15 of us had a wonderful tour, led by docent Penny, on Saturday morning. This is an... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
flgram
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south Fort Myers
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451 Connecticut St, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-3708
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"calusa indians"
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"archaeological dig"
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"underground room"
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"plants and trees"
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"interesting historical site"
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"florida history"
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"self guided tour"
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"open to the public"
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"piece of history"
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"underground exhibit"
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"early settlers"
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"local history"
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"under ground"
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"strangler fig"
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"ancient indian"
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"kayak launch"
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"fascinating tour"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend a visit to Mound House to learn about the history and natural beauty of this part of Florida. Tour and learn about the archaeological dig site located in the shell mounds on the property. Then learn of later inhabitants from Cuban fishermen to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A group of 15 of us had a wonderful tour, led by docent Penny, on Saturday morning. This is an interesting place with some history about the Calusa Indians and their life in Florida, this area in particular. There were two videos that explained the...More

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Reviewed 24 April 2018

Love it! The guides know what they are talking about in a very interesting way. Love seeing the pictures you feel like you are a part of history.

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Dexter440, Public Relations Manager at Mound House, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Hi Mary, Glad to read that you had a great time! We would love to get some feedback from you on how we could get an excellent 5-star rating. Please feel free to e-mail us your feedback at moundhouse@fmbgov.com.

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Reviewed 22 April 2018

Being FL natives we are pleased that this historical place has been preserved and not developed. This site was more interesting than we thought it would be. Many levels of history having happened on this site. Gift store has a lot of great books. Staff...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

Found this attraction on TA while researching things to do.Other than that,we would never had known about it.Even the public transit bus driver didn’t know what we were talking about.Its a great history of early Indian settlers in south Florida area and why that mound...More

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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

The mound house is not really a house. It’s a mound of shells and such in layers of hundreds of years. There used to be a native settlement followed by homestead and now a museum. There is free parking as well as a pier for...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

If you´re looking for a diversion for the beach activities for Fort Myers Beach, we found Mound House a really great visit: we were lucky enough to get Penny to give us the garden tour, which had lots of interesting information about what was there,...More

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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

After driving by the sign to the Mound House for the past several years while staying in Fort Myers Beach, today we decided to see what is was all about. All I can say is this is Fort Myers Beach hidden treasure! From the moment...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2018

Mound House is off the main road in Fort Myers Beach right on the bay side. On the lower level it has a wonderful underground exhibit of the Native American mound of shells and information about the time period and the people who lived there....More

1  Thank lovetotravelCt
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

Very impressive. So glad this history has been preserved the underground mound site explains it all. Makes you aware of life here in Florida 12000 years ago!!!!

1  Thank Luanne C
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Pat T
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Response from Donna C | Reviewed this property |
esteroislandhistoricsociety,org and moundhouse,org are two great starts to finding info.
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Ina W
23 April 2016|
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Response from Gayle C | Reviewed this property |
the Mound House is on Fort Meyers Beach at the end of Conneticut Street. Please look for the brown and white signs to guide you from Estero Blvd
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13 February 2016|
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Response from Okeyjimbo | Reviewed this property |
Correct and worth every bit.
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