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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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09:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sat 09:00 - 16:00

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For history buffs

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Linda P
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Strathroy, Ontario
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North Olmsted, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 1 week ago NEW

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 3 weeks ago

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 19 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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Rotonda West, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

This was our first visit to Mound House. We explored the property and read all the signage first, then walked out on the curved boardwalk on the Bay. More signage to read and saw a Manatee just below the boardwalk. A great benefit we were not expecting. Went inside and paid $10 each for a lovely tour with Ceel. She... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

You can only go to the beach so many days in a row. You shouldn't leave Fort Myers Beach without touring the Mound House. The grounds are free and admission to the home/museum is minimal, less expensive than a movie ticket! The history of the site is absolutely fascinating, and there is no museum experience like it — volunteers gently... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were just driving around the island and I found this beautiful home the tour was so interesting to learn the history of the case family and how the Indians built it on a pile of shells it was just something to behold the interaction and video was quite interesting too I could have watched it several... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

An interesting place.Your guide was friendly and knowledgeable.Great location on the river.Great place to walk.The tour was very informative.Cute gift shop with interesting items.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

The Mound House was amazing, the history and story about how the mound and home was build was amazing.

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North Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

A must see for history buffs. Beautiful grounds with information on the plants and trees. A little out of the way, but is easy if you see the sign where you turn. Watch for the road construction as it can be slow at times.

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