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Mound House

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

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Beautiful History in Fort Myers Beach

Beautiful grounds with a rich and surprising history. It was so interesting learning about the house and the mound it sits on. This piece of history is very interesting and unique... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Courtney H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful grounds with a rich and surprising history. It was so interesting learning about the house and the mound it sits on. This piece of history is very interesting and unique and not to mention it is situated on the back bay waters of Estero Bay. The views and waterway are amazing to look at and take pictures and the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Road in on our bikes to see what Mound House was all about. It's a 2.77 acre property with paths and walkway on water. Read about the plants and aquatic animals in the bay. Watch for the dolphins or other wildlife. Interesting place to visit. Wish the shop was open but a great place to get off busy beach and... More 

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Thank Teri G
Dexter440, Public Relations Manager at Mound House, responded to this review

Hi Teri - Thanks for the great review! We take a lot of pride in the things we sell in our shop. You should definitely come check it out when we are next open. Starting in May, our hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday from 9am-4pm. Make sure you grab a calendar of events, too, that way you can join... More 

Edwardsville, Illinois, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful, incredibly knowledgeable staff and a great place to spend an hour or so in Ft Myers Beach. A bit expensive but felt it was worth the money for the education.

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Thank Steve M
Roscommon, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place offered a mix of beauty and history of the area, especially the Calida Natives. What a wonderful property! Surrounded by water and just a short skip off Estero Dr. Don't tell the kids...but it's educational as well as beautiful!

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Thank Yerma2444
Woodbridge, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

House built atop many years accumulation of shells from native inhabitants - must see lower level to believe! Regular tours as needed on multiple floors. Beautiful grounds down to water's edge + pier/boardwalk. Gigantic picturesque tree.

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Thank Martha S
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dexter Norris was an excellent guide for learning the natural and cultural history of the Mound House and surrounding waters. Dexter, whose background is in biology and anthropology, taught our little group of six about the origins of the Mound House, the practices of the Calusa Indians, and provided excellent descriptions of the flora and fauna we encountered along the... More 

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Thank Louise C
Dexter440, Guest Relations Manager at Mound House, responded to this review

Thanks for the awesome review! Yesterday was a really excellent day to go out kayaking and I'm glad you and everyone had such a great time. See you on the water! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

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

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Halifax, Nova Scotia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 513 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

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 30 March 2017

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

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Thank Michelle_cols_oh
Caledon, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

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

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