Mound House – Fort Myers Beach

Visit Mound House


Enhanced safety protocols and a redesigned family-friendly experience

A CULTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING EXPERIENCE

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.


KAYAK TOURS

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.

GUIDED TOUR

No matter your group size, our tour guides will lead you through an educational and entertaining experience that you’ll never forget.

EDUCATIONAL TOURS

Mound House is a cultural and environmental learning experience that your students will never forget.

Explore Natural Beauty

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.

Start the adventure!

Credit: Nick Adams Photography

WHAT TO DO AT THE MOUND HOUSE

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.

Now you can visit us, virtually!

We are pleased to announce a virtual Mound House experience. Click the link below to enjoy our home!

TODAY’S EVENTS

View the Mound House schedule of programs, book a tour, or make a reservation for a Kayak eco-tour, whether for a small group or a school field-trip.

Shell Mound Tour

Shell Mound Tour

Interested in archaeology? This tour is for you! Go on a tour with Mound House interpretive staff and learn about
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Mound House Open

Mound House Open

Adults $10, Ages 6 to 12- $5. Includes museum admission (MH Members free)
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Mangroves By Kayak Guided Tour

Mangroves By Kayak Guided Tour

This guided kayak tour explores the winding mangrove creeks and hidden backwaters of the Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve as only
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Full Moon Rising Kayak Tour

Full Moon Rising Kayak Tour

Scheduled to catch a full moon rise over the Mound House, participants will explore tidal creeks and winding mangrove tunnels
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