The Mound House survived Hurricane Ian but will be closed for repairs until further notice. Staff is busy working to stabilize the structures to ensure we preserve the historical integrity of the site. If you are interested in supporting this effort please click here to donate to the Friends of the Mound House.
From guided tours and beach walks to kayak eco-tours and a unique archaeological experience, explore the history of the 2,000 year old Calusa Indian Shell Mound and the surrounding natural environment.
Open: Tuesday to Saturday 9am to 4pm. Adults $10. Students $8, Ages 12-6 $5, Ages 5 and under free, Mound House members free.
Experience the water of Estero Bay, explore tidal creeks and winding mangrove tunnels extending into the hidden backwaters of the bay as only a kayaker can.
No matter your group size, our tour guides will lead you through an educational and entertaining experience that you’ll never forget.
Mound House is a cultural and environmental learning experience that your students will never forget.
Click Here to view available programs and tours we are currently offering at the Mound House. Be sure to visit our online calendar to confirm timing and availability.
Our guided kayak tours explore the winding mangrove creeks and hidden backwaters of the Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve as only a kayaker can. Join Mound House Environmental Educators as you 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.
Credit: Erin Boone Photography
Explore of one of the most powerful ancient cultures of Southwest Florida. Immerse yourself in the natural environment of Estero Bay with guided kayak eco-tours. Stroll the shoreline on a beach walk or experience fun interactive programs for all ages.
Travel the Great Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail, navigating the same waters that this ancient coastal tribe once fished. Then, learn about their culture and how they used natural resources to create tools and weapons they used to sustain and defend their domain.
Discover an ancient island life beyond anything you’ve ever imagined, through hands-on experiences atop a 2,000-year-old Calusa Indian Shell Mound.
Stretch out on our lawn to enjoy a picnic and a good read! Or learn about the rich history of the Mound House in your own backyard when you order a copy of our new book! All proceeds support the Friends of the Mound House.
We are pleased to announce a virtual Mound House experience. Click the link below to enjoy our home!