|Address:||451 Connecticut St, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931, USA|
|Working:||Closed 9AM–4PM 9AM–4PM Closed Closed 9AM–4PM Closed|
My husband and I toured Mound House 8/25/15 approximately 11am. It is a very beautiful place with an equally interesting story. However, the tour was marred for us when the tour guide (Harriet???) described a beautiful plant that is poisonous (coontie plant?), and how some sort of bread was made from it. She further stated that the natives probably tried it on slaves and offered me (my husband and I were the only African Americans in attendance) with a grin on her face. POOR TASTE!!!!
We took the Mound Key Boat tour and had a terrific time. Our guide, Penny, was incredibly knowledgeable about the Calusa and the early settlers on Mound Key and at the Mound House site. We all came away with a thirst for more. It helped that we had a lovely day for a boat ride and the Captains from Express Bay Express tours did a great job of getting us there and back. Add the terrific birding and a little dolphin action and it turned into a perfect day.
I was so impressed with my visit to Mound House. I have always wanted to learn more about the Calusa Indians of Southwest Florida and this is the place to do it. Great guided tours of the house and shell mound. There is a growing range of activities and events offered through Mound House. We had a great breakfast presentation with Dexter on our stay in the area on Invasive Reptiles.
Wonderful historical house & grounds built on a Calusa native shell mound. Superb tour guide for house & grounds tour. Guided kayak tours available seasonally. Main parking just a block away from site. Circular drive allows for guest/handicapped drop off.
Beautiful, interesting and historically valuable. Ceel was quite knowledgeable and told us the background of what we saw. The history of the land is fascinating! The recreation of the archaeological dig was also very interesting.
I would rate negative 5 stars ifi could, it use to be a nice park until this lady that runs the place started chasing off the locals only to cater to tourists, sad really..
I love visiting well organized historic places, and it is. Also the staff was very knowledgeable and willingly answered questions.
If you like history and archaeology youll like this Museum. The staff is very nice and helpful and the was
Beautiful grounds. Hidden gem. Nice place for history and native plant info. Will visit here again!
Educational and historic site on Fort Myers Beach. Friendly staff and well maintained facility.
A very interesting place. Our new friend Susan was a delight and a wealth of information.
Lovely house, the mound is cool to see as is the history of the house and location.
Great place for families. Beautiful boardwalk on back bay for fishing.
This is an amazing spot to visit and tour when you are in the area.
Kevin Derrick Photography
Interesting , good staff , very informative
Its a great learning experience for all.
Great location, interesting history
Great public fishing pier
Cool place with history
Creepy at night lol
Was of tax dollars
Nicole Priebe Strickland
Its very nice.