Open Tuesday through Saturday 9am to 4pm

Admission: Adults $10 | Students with college ID $8 | Ages 12 to 6 $5 | Ages 5 and under free

Find Out More About Mound House

NEW! MOUND KEY BOAT TOURS


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 travelling over rough 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


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 239-785-0865 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


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.

About Mound House


History

Estero Island’s oldest standing structure at the Mound House has recently been restored to its 1921 grandeur and is now open as a cultural and environmental learning center. Mound House is a unique archaeological and historical site on Fort Myers Beach located directly on Estero Bay and offers a variety of programs for local residents, visitors and school groups. Experience this one of a kind museum that sits atop a 2,000 year old Calusa Indian Shell Mound.

Hours of Operation

January 1st to April 30th
Tuesday through Saturday
9am-4pm

May 1st to December 31st
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
9am-4pm

Admission

Adults = $10
Students with college ID= $8
Ages 12 to 6 = $5
Ages 5 and under free

January Events


Jan 3: TUES.

  • 9am – Guided Beach Walk (at Newton Beach Park), Free
  • 9:30am-noon - Caloosa Carvers Demonstration, Free
  • 10am - What Does it Take to be an Archaeologist? $5 (Members free)
  • 11am - New! Guided Museum Tours, Call for availability, Adults $15 (Members free)
  • 1pm - New! Guided Museum Tours, Call for availability, Adults $15 (Members free)

Jan 4: WED.

  • 9am- 12pm - Guided Kayak Eco-Tours, $45 (Members $15) Reservations required.
  • 10am – New! Prohibition to Pirates, $5(Members free)
  • 11am - New! Guided Museum Tours, Call for availability, Adults $15 (Members free)
  • 1pm - New! Guided Museum Tours, Call for availability, Adults $15 (Members free)

Jan 5: THURS.

  • Time TBD- New! Birds of Fort Myers Beach with Dr. Jerry Jackson, $5 (Members free)
  • 11am - New! Guided Museum Tours, Call for availability, Adults $15 (Members free)
  • 1pm - New! Guided Museum Tours, Call for availability, Adults $15 (Members free)

Jan 6: FRI.

  • 10am - Cool Calusa Indian Tools and Weapons, $5 (Members free)
  • 11am - New! Guided Museum Tours, Call for availability, Adults $15 (Members free)
  • 1pm - New! Guided Museum Tours, Call for availability, Adults $15 (Members free)

Jan 7: SAT.

  • 9am- 12pm - Guided Kayak Eco-Tours, $45 (Members $15) Reservations required.
  • 10am - Calusa Indian Shell Mound Tour, $5 Plus museum admission (Members free)
  • 11am - New! Guided Museum Tours, Call for availability, Adults $15 (Members free)
  • 1pm - New! Guided Museum Tours, Call for availability, Adults $15 (Members free)

Jan 10: TUES.

  • 9am – Guided Beach Walk (at Newton Beach Park), Free
  • 10am – New! Survivor: Calusa Style, $5 (Members free)
  • 11am - New! Guided Museum Tours, Call for availability, Adults $15 (Members free)
  • 1pm - New! Guided Museum Tours, Call for availability, Adults $15 (Members free)

Jan 11: WED.

  • 9am- 12pm - Guided Kayak Eco-Tours, $45 (Members $15) Reservations required.
  • 10am - Gardens of the Mound House, $5 (Members free)
  • 11am - New! Guided Museum Tours, Call for availability, Adults $15 (Members free)
  • 1pm - New! Guided Museum Tours, Call for availability, Adults $15 (Members free)
  • 1:30pm-4:30pm - New! Mound Key Boat Tours. Call 239-765-0865 for information and reservations.

Jan 12: THURS.

  • 10am - Calusa Indian Shell Mound Tour, Adults $15 and includes museum admission (Members free)
  • 11am - New! Guided Museum Tours, Call for availability, Adults $15 (Members free)
  • 1pm - New! Guided Museum Tours, Call for availability, Adults $15 (Members free)

Jan 13: FRI.

  • 10am - Cool Calusa Indian Tools and Weapons, $5 (Members free)
  • 11am - New! Guided Museum Tours, Call for availability, Adults $15 (Members free)
  • 1pm - New! Guided Museum Tours, Call for availability, Adults $15 (Members free)
  • 4pm-6:30pm - Sunset/ Full Moon Rising Guided Kayak Tour, $50 (Members $25) Reservations required.

Jan 14: SAT.

  • 9am- 12pm- Guided Kayak Eco-Tours, $45 (Members $15) Reservations required.
  • 10am - What Does it Take to be an Archaeologist? $5 (Members free)
  • 11am - New! Guided Museum Tours, Call for availability, Adults $15 (Members free)
  • 1pm - New! Guided Museum Tours, Call for availability, Adults $15 (Members free)

Jan 17: TUES.

  • 9am – Guided Beach Walk (at Newton Beach Park), Free
  • 9:30am-noon - Caloosa Carvers Demonstration, Free
  • 10am - Calusa Indian Shell Mound Tour, Adults $15 and includes museum admission (Members free)
  • 11am - New! Guided Museum Tours, Call for availability, Adults $15 (Members free)
  • 1pm - New! Guided Museum Tours, Call for availability, Adults $15 (Members free)

Jan 18: WED.

  • 9am- 12pm- Guided Kayak Eco-Tours, $45 (Members $15) Reservations required.
  • 10am – New! Prohibition to Pirates, $5 (Members free)
  • 11am - New! Guided Museum Tours, Call for availability, Adults $15 (Members free)
  • 1pm - New! Guided Museum Tours, Call for availability, Adults $15 (Members free)

Jan 19: THURS.

  • 11am - New! Guided Museum Tours, Call for availability, Adults $15 (Members free)
  • 1pm - New! Guided Museum Tours, Call for availability, Adults $15 (Members free)

Jan 20: FRI.

  • 10am - Cool Calusa Indian Tools and Weapons, $5 (Members free)
  • 11am - New! Guided Museum Tours, Call for availability, Adults $15 (Members free)
  • 1pm - New! Guided Museum Tours, Call for availability, Adults $15 (Members free)

Jan 21: SAT.

  • 9am-12pm New! Mound Key Boat Tours. Call 239-765-0865 for information and reservations.
  • 9am - 12pm- Guided Kayak Eco-Tours, $45 (Members $15) Reservations required.
  • 1pm - New! Guided Museum Tours, Call for availability, Adults $15 (Members free)

Jan 24: TUES.

  • 9am – Guided Beach Walk (at Newton Beach Park), Free
  • 10am - Calusa Indian Shell Mound Tour, Adults $15 and includes museum admission (Members free)
  • 11am - New! Guided Museum Tours, Call for availability, Adults $15 (Members free)
  • 1pm - New! Guided Museum Tours, Call for availability, Adults $15 (Members free)

Jan 25: WED.

  • 9am- 12pm- Guided Kayak Eco-Tours, $45 (Members $15) Reservations required.
  • 10am - New! Prohibition to Pirates, $5 (Members free)
  • 11am - New! Guided Museum Tours, Call for availability, Adults $15 (Members free)
  • 1pm - New! Guided Museum Tours, Call for availability, Adults $15 (Members free)

Jan 26: THURS.

  • 11am- New! Guided Museum Tours, Call for availability, Adults $15 (Members free)
  • 1pm- New! Guided Museum Tours, Call for availability, Adults $15 (Members free)

Jan 27: FRI.

  • 10am - Cool Calusa Indian Tools and Weapons, $5 (Members free)
  • 11am- New! Guided Museum Tours, Call for availability, Adults $15 (Members free)
  • 1pm- New! Guided Museum Tours, Call for availability, Adults $15 (Members free)

Jan 28: SAT.

  • 9am - 12pm- Guided Kayak Eco-Tours, $45 (Members $15) Reservations required.
  • 1pm- New! Guided Museum Tours, Call for availability, Adults $15 (Members free)

Jan 31: TUES.

  • 9am – Guided Beach Walk (at Newton Beach Park), Free
  • 10am - Calusa Indian Shell Mound Tour, Adults $15 and includes museum admission (Members free)
  • 11am - New! Guided Museum Tours, Call for availability, Adults $15 (Members free)
  • 1pm - New! Guided Museum Tours, Call for availability, Adults $15 (Members free)

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