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Mound House

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Address: 451 Connecticut St, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
Phone Number:
+1 239-765-0865
09:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Wonderful museum and ecological gem

This place is fantastic. The grounds and the bay front are beautiful and a great place to spend the day relaxing. The museum is extremely well done. The museum store has very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is fantastic. The grounds and the bay front are beautiful and a great place to spend the day relaxing. The museum is extremely well done. The museum store has very unique items and should definitely be visited

Thank Icker96
Halifax, Nova Scotia
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306 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 503 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mound House is notable for a number of reasons. Not only is it the oldest building on Fort Myers Beach, dating all the way back to 1921 (sarcasm intended), it sits atop a Calusa shell mound that dates back 2,000 years. Approaching Mound House either from the small parking lot or by boat, you can see that it is a very... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting place. Easy to get around on the grounds and enjoy the plants, view of the bay. We saw a manatee off the dock.

Thank Michelle_cols_oh
Caledon, Canada
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What beautiful and interesting grounds. History, landscapes, back bay views and of course the friendly blue herons. Peace and nature.

Thank joanieb68
Somerset, New Jersey
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477 reviews
263 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 346 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This history of this beautifully preserved house on a 2000-year old shell mound is flabbergasting. The massive mound of shells was accidentally discovered when the comparatively recent owner dug up the grounds to build a swimming pool, and realized that the huge hill was actually an ancient Indian Mound of shells. In the year 2000, the property was sold to... More 

3 Thank FoodieandHistoryBuff
Dexter440, Guest Relations Manager at Mound House, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your great review! We are very proud of the visitor experiences we provide and are pleased that you enjoyed yourself so much! More 

Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Love the exhibits. Fishing good from the pier. Park Lewis? The naturalist is great. Visiting is free but tours are worth the price. Love this gem.

Thank DonPut
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3 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Great tour of the house, artifacts and the grounds. What a incredible location and the volunteers were very knowledgeable staff. A worthwhile visit to this historic site.

Thank Diane S
Boone, Iowa
1 review
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We were attracted to the Mound House because of the guided water tour by kayak through the Mangroves. We were very happy with our guide, Dexter, and his knowledge of the wildlife, local history of the Calusa Indians, the flora and all that. We learned some things we weren't aware of, had a great day with several couples paddling through... More 

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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We had a dosent with us throughout the house. Very helpful and informative re: Calusa natives. So glad Fort Myers beach was able to buy this treasure. Below it asked it this attraction popular with tourist. It has only been open for 1 year.

1 Thank 944claudiaw
Fort Myers, Florida
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45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

A great surprise. The Mound House turned out to be a fascinating look into the Calusa culture, exposed by a comprehensive study of the shell mound itself and the house built above it during the early 20th century. The crew of scientists, artists and regional citizens have unearthed an important story of the region's history. I say without exaggeration, You've... More 

1 Thank Gary M

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