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“Way over rated”
Review of Mound House

Mound House
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed March 17, 2013

The land is interesting and the view great; however, the house has no furniture and you can't get inside of it. I'm confused why it is promoted yet you can't go/see inside of the house.

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"calusa indians"
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"archaeological dig"
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"underground room"
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"interesting historical site"
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"plants and trees"
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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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"strangler fig"
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"kayak launch"
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"fascinating tour"
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

Our tour at the Mound House included the history of the area, the plants of the area, and a cross section of a Calusa Indian mound, Just to be clear, at one time someone had dug into the mound to install a swimming pool (!) - but the swimmin pool has now been removed, and the exposed cross section has now been enclosed and preserved. Very knowledgable guide, nice view of the bay. Mound House is a work in progress, and we look forward to returning.

Thank herestoadventures
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

We stopped by the Mound House one day as we had heard it was a nice historical piece to see of Fort Myers Beach. We were a little disappointed that there were no tours of the grounds that day as well as the house in undergoing some extreme renovations, so we were unable to see that either. The grounds are nicely done and there are some pretty bay views, but other than that, it is basically a park by the bay. Hope to take the tour next time we're on the island.

1  Thank Nebraska_Travellers
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

The mound house grounds are finally open tours, but the house itself is not yet open. We were taken on a tour by a wonderful docent who was very informative about Fort Myers Beach, the building of the "mound" for the house, who built it and why. She also knew a great deal about the various plants and trees around the house. A most interesting and informative tour. Then we were taken to an underground room which showed a cross section of the "mound" upon which the house was built. She gave us more history on the Calusa Indians who built the mound. The entire tour took about 1 1/2 hours and there was no charge because the house is not open yet. We were able to look through the windows, however. Tours are every Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday from 10 am to 1:30, and donations are accepted.

2  Thank DEEDEE1940
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

We rode our bikes here and took the small, free tour of the Calusa Indian mound. The location is breathtaking, but the docent who gave our tour was not very knowledgeable. Her presentation was long and boring but the plant and tree species were interesting. We did enjoy the underground room and film. Be sure to stand on the "spot" outside the underground room and say a few words--the echo is really cool.

Thank Trish W
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