• New! Explore the ceramics of Southwest Florida and the Calusa Indians with this hand on the program. Participants will make and decorate their own piece of clay pottery while learning how the Calusa and other indigenous people made their ceramics. Sneak a peek at artifacts not currently on public display and learn how archaeologists study pottery fragments and other artifacts to better understand cultures of the past. Museum admission included Length of tour 45 mins Arrive how many minutes before 10 mins Pre sales cut off time Time Of Program
  • New! Explore the ceramics of Southwest Florida and the Calusa Indians with this hand on the program. Participants will make and decorate their own piece of clay pottery while learning how the Calusa and other indigenous people made their ceramics. Sneak a peek at artifacts not currently on public display and learn how archaeologists study pottery fragments and other artifacts to better understand cultures of the past. Museum admission included Length of tour 45 mins Arrive how many minutes before 10 mins Pre sales cut off time Time Of Program
  • New! Join the Caloosa Carvers on the grounds of the Mound House for woodcarving demonstrations featuring several replica artifacts from the Calusa culture.
  • New! Leaving port from Fish Tale Marina, board the Estero Bay Express on an exclusive experience to Mound House and onto Mound Key, Capital of the Calusa. At both sites, you will learn about the rich history of the Calusa as well as new findings scientists are discovering about this ancient society. Guests will disembark from the boat to hike the trails of Mound Key. All along the way, discover the ecology of Estero Bay as you search for diverse wildlife including dolphins, manatees, and birds. This trip requires walking and traveling over rough terrain. Reservations required. Call 239-765-0865 for more information and to secure reservations.

    NOW ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS FOR BOAT TOURS TO MOUND KEY! CALL 239-765-0865 FOR MORE INFORMATION AND RESERVATION

    November 3, Saturday - 9:30pm to 12:45pm            February 8, Friday - 2:15pm to 5:30pm                 March 24, Sunday - 2:30pm to 5:45pm November 20, Tuesday - 10:30pm to 1:45pm           February 23, Saturday - 2:30pm to 5:45pm          April 10, Wednesday - 3:00pm to 6:15pm January 25, Friday - 3:30pm to 6:45pm                     March 9, Saturday - 1:45pm to 5:00pm                 April 23, Tuesday - 2:45pm to 6:00pm   COST: $55 per person; Members $50. Weather permitting.
  • Participants will have the opportunity to view artifacts currently not on display and sort through material from the shell mound. Get down to the nitty-gritty of being an archaeologist by learning some of the techniques and tools that are used. This program is suited for visitors of all ages. Museum admission included. Length of tour 45 min Arrive how many minutes before 15 min Pre sales cut off time 5 minutes before tour
  • Go on a walking tour of the grounds once a Calusa Indian Village and learn about the history of the site, the variety of plantings and what lies beyond the mound that has sustained people for thousands of years. Museum admission included Length of tour 45 mins Arrive how many minutes before 10 mins Pre sales cut off time Time Of Program
  • Go on a walking tour of the grounds once a Calusa Indian Village and learn about the history of the site, the variety of plantings and what lies beyond the mound that has sustained people for thousands of years. Museum admission included Length of tour 45 mins Arrive how many minutes before 10 mins Pre sales cut off time Time Of Program