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“Experience Ft Myers History”
Review of Mound House

Mound House
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed March 27, 2014

A visit to The Mound House in Ft Myers allows you to experience some ancient Ft Myers history. The Calusa, homesteaders, pioneers, and others have left their mark at the Mound House. You get a guided tour through the gardens with a beautiful view of Estero Bay. In addition, you can walk inside a Calusa Indian shell mound, with a guide explaining the various layers within the mound which are akin to an earthen history book and lets you visualize 2,000 years of history.

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Reviewed March 12, 2014

The tour of the Mound House is very interesting and educational. Tues, Wed and Sat from 10am 'til 2pm. The House is being restored to 1921 and will be ready to also tour in the Fall of 2014. The tour guides are excellent and enjoy their 'jobs'. The beachwalk on Wed am is also very interesting. There is no fee but donations are accepted.

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Reviewed March 2, 2014

We stumbled across a tour almost finished and were encouraged to stay, and were glad we did. The tour guide was knowledgable and entertaining explaining the history of the Colussa Indians and the theories of why and how the shell mounds were created. There is a cutaway section of wall where you sense the massive size this was. We were also given a tour of the native plants and their uses. Look for the tree that carnival horses were carved from.

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Reviewed February 15, 2014

We rented a house down the street from the Mound House and walked the dog through the park-like setting daily for a month. The tour is a must. We often saw dolfins playing off the pier.

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Reviewed February 1, 2014

We spent some time here on a weekday afternoon. Our guide made the visit worthwhile. She had very good knowledge about the history of the shell mound and the various plants on the grounds. This is an interesting site and tells the story of Florida natives. Right now it is very good and will only get better when the house restoration is completed. Best of all, you can visit for the price of a donation.

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