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Here’s what you need to know before embarking on an unforgettable adventure through Calusa culture and Fort Myers Beach history.

Hours of Operation
January 1st to April 30th
Tuesday through Saturday
9:00AM – 4:00AM

May 1st to December 31st
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday
9:00AM – 4:00AM

Cost of Admission
Adults: $10
Student With College ID: $8
Ages 6 – 12: $5
Ages 5 And Under: FREE
With Membership: FREE

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Video courtesy of MainSail Video Productions

NEW! MOUND HOUSE AND MOUND KEY BOAT TOURS

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Mound House at Fort Myers Beach is taking reservations for boat tours to the Calusa sites on Estero Bay – Mound House and Mound Key. Tours begin in October and are scheduled through May.

Between stops, visitors will watch for the bay’s diverse wildlife including dolphins, manatees, and birds. The tours are a pleasant and enlightening way to experience unspoiled nature of Southwest Florida today and imagine the Calusa people walking, fishing, and simply living in this same area more than 2,000 years ago.

Passengers will board the Estero Bay Express at Fish Tale Marina and travel the bay to Mound House and then on to Mound Key, known as the capital of the Calusa. At both sites, guests will learn about the rich history of the Calusa as well as new findings scientists are discovering about this ancient society. Passengers will leave the boat to tour both sites. While the bayfront, landscaped grounds and museum of Mound House are easy to walk, the hiking trails of Mound Key are rougher terrain.

Reservations required.
Call 239-765-0865 for more information and to secure reservations.
COST: $55 per person; Members $50. Weather permitting.

NEW! GUIDED KAYAK ECO-TOUR

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Explore the winding mangrove creeks and hidden backwaters of Estero Bay as only a kayaker can. This unique eco-tour is guided by Dexter Norris, biologist, naturalist and Mound House Environmental Educator. Experience the abundant natural beauty of the ancient realm of the Calusa. Search for birds, fish, manatees and dolphins as you paddle through the Estero and Hell Peckney bays in a tandem kayak. Conditions permitting, the tour includes a stop at Dog Key archaeological site. Mound House kayak tours are conducted in accordance with Florida Society for Ethical Ecotourism guidelines. All paddling equipment provided. Weather permitting.

Reservations required.
Call 239-765-0865 for more information and to secure reservations.
COST: $45 per person (Members $15) Museum Admission included. Private group tours available.

NEW! SUNSET FULL-MOON RISING KAYAK TOURS

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Scheduled to catch the full moon rising on a beautiful sunset, participants will explore tidal creeks and winding mangrove tunnels extending into the hidden backwaters of Estero Bay as only a kayaker can. This unique tour offers rare opportunity to experience the abundant life within our estuary in the quiet of twilight.

Reservations required.
Call 239-765-0865 for more information and to secure reservations.
COST: $50 per person (Members $25) All paddling equipment provided.

june

20jun9:00 am4:00 pmMound House Museum open

20jun9:00 am10:00 amNew! Family Fun Kayak Tour

20jun10:00 am11:00 amCool Calusa Indian Tools

20jun11:00 am12:00 pmShell Mound Tour

20jun1:00 pm2:00 pmGuided Tour

20jun2:00 pm3:00 pmShell Mound Tour

21jun9:00 am10:00 amNew! Family Fun Kayak Tour

23jun6:15 am7:15 amNew! Sunrise Kayak Tour

23jun9:00 am4:00 pmMound House Museum open

23jun10:00 am11:00 amExploring Archaeology

23jun11:00 am12:00 pmShell Mound Tour

23jun1:00 pm2:00 pmGuided Tour

23jun2:00 pm3:00 pmShell Mound Tour

26jun9:00 am4:00 pmMound House Museum open

26jun9:00 am10:00 amNew! Family Fun Kayak Tour

26jun9:00 am10:00 amBeach Walk

Mound House is Located On Estero Island
451 Connecticut St, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

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