Here are the available programs and tours we are currently offering at the Mound House. Be sure to visit our online calendar to confirm timing and availability.

Calendar of Programs and Tours

Hours of Operation

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

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

Cost of Admission

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

Fun programs and tours for visitors of all ages! Private group tours and programs available for 10 or more.
Call 239-765-0865 for more information. Museum Admission not included for all programs.
451 Connecticut Street, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931 – 239-765-0865 – www.moundhouse.org

Mound House Museum Hours-Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday 9am to 4pm

Now accepting registration for Summer Camp!

PROGRAM DETAILS

Limited availability on all tours and programs,
call for reservations and availability.

ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE MOUND HOUSE – WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE AN ARCHAEOLOGIST?

Explore what archaeologists uncovered about the Calusa Indians that lived on this 2,000-year-old Indian Shell Mound. Participants will have the opportunity to view artifacts from the Mound House currently not on display and sort through materials from the Calusa Indian Shell Mound. Learn some of the techniques and tools that archaeologists use to uncover clues about people of the past.

CALUSA INDIAN POTTERY: TIME TO GET YOUR HANDS DIRTY!

New! Explore the ceramics of Southwest Florida and the Calusa Indians with this hand on 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.

SUNSET KAYAK TOURS

Scheduled to catch a beautiful sunset off the water of Estero Bay, participants will explore tidal creeks and winding mangrove tunnels extending into the hidden backwaters of the 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 239-765-0865. COST: $50 per person (Members $25) All paddling equipment provided.

CALOOSA CARVERS DEMONSTRATIONS

Join the Caloosa Carvers on the grounds of the Mound House for woodcarving demonstrations featuring several replica artifacts from the Calusa culture.

CALOOSA CARVERS DEMONSTRATIONS

Join the Caloosa Carvers on the grounds of the Mound House for woodcarving demonstrations featuring several replica artifacts from the Calusa culture.

GARDENS OF THE MOUND HOUSE WALKING TOUR

Discover the wide variety of unique and native plants that make up the gardens of the Mound House and how the Calusa Indians and Early Settlers used them in their daily lives.

CALUSA INDIAN TOOLS AND WEAPONS

Known as the “shell people”, the Calusa Indians lived in Southwest Florida for over 2,000 years. Learn about the variety of weapons and tools they made from local resources. Try your luck with an ancient atlatl “spear thrower” as you step back in time atop an ancient Calusa Indian Shell Mound. This program is suited for visitors of all ages.

GUIDED BEACH WALK AT NEWTON BEACH PARK

Explore the natural treasures on Fort Myers Beach through a guided walk along the shore. Participants should meet at Newton Beach Park under thatched hut (4650 Estero Blvd). Wear sunscreen, appropriate clothing, shoes and hats. Tours are approximately 45 minutes – weather permitting.

CONSERVATION CAFE’ AT NEWTON BEACH PARK

New! Join Dexter Norris, Environmental Educator at Newton Beach Park (4650
Estero Blvd.) for a fun walking tour/ lecture about Fort Myers Beach and the natural environment. Breakfast provided. Reserv ations required 239-765-0865. $15 per person.