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“Fascinating tour - definitely worth a visit”
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Mound House
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed August 4, 2013

We weren't sure what to expect, but had a fascinating tour of the grounds at the Mound House. Ceel, our tour guide, gave us an informative tour of the grounds, identifying local plants, explaining the history of the Calusa Indians, and sharing the amazing story of the Mound House itself. Thoroughly entertaining - make sure to check the schedule and fit in a visit while you're in the area.

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Reviewed May 29, 2013

Before the hotels, bars and T shirt shops, there was the Mound House. The oldest structure on the Island. They are currently working to restore it. All the landscaping is native. It's a great look back a quieter, simpler world.

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Reviewed May 8, 2013

Historical site on back side of Fort Myers Beach in a house converted into a fascinating archaeological site. Learn the history of the native Calusa Indians who paddled the waterways and lived on the surrounding Indian shell mounds.

2  Thank Scoop76
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

Wow - this place is a treasure! If you want to know (and see) how the Calusa Indians lived in SW Florida long ago, this is the place to visit. You will be taken on a tour of the grounds - which haven't changed in centuries - and be told about the plants that were used for daily life in the Calusa culture.

The tour culminates in a visit to the underground excavation of the shell mounds, complete with beautiful photographic murals of the original Indian life in the area.

The whole experience takes only an hour or so and really gives you insight into what life was like on this island many decades ago. Plus, the tour is free, fascinating and the volunteers are incredibly dedicated to keeping this history alive.

Please... go... enjoy... and contribute... It really is worth it!

1  Thank sketchyStarr
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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.

3  Thank bobbers51
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